Radhika Sanghani A woman with 114 criminal charges against her has been labelled the ‘world’s sexiest criminal’ on social media.
Stéphanie Beaudoin, 21, is being described as ‘the perfect woman’ – even though she was arrested last month in connection with the break-ins of 42 homes.
A photo of her in a bikini is being shared repeatedly on Instagram and Twitter ever since it was published by the Montreal Journal.
It follows a similarly bizarre incident back in June, where American prisoner Jeremy Meeks was labelled a ‘hot felon’ after his mugshot went viral.
Meeks went on to secure an agent, even though he’d recently been arrested on weapons and gang-related charges.
Similarly, Beaudoin is now taking the internet by storm, with Twitter users writing comments such as: “Stephanie Beaudoin can steal my heart any day.”
A Facebook page describing her as a ‘News Personality’ appears to have been set up by fans and already has more than 2,000 likes.
People have made comments such as ‘sexy’, ‘break into my house anytime’ and ‘gorgeous angel’.
The nursing student has been charged over 100 times on counts including theft, owning an illegal cache of nine firearms and receiving stolen property.
Beaudoin, of Canada, is now facing jail over claims she worked with three underage accomplices – aged 13, 15 and 17 – to burgle residences in the Athabaska and Maple areas.
They allegedly broke into the homes using the back door or basement windows.
She is due back in court on 17 November 2014.
The Telegraph, London