Don’t leave your credit card hanging around Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, it might get swiped (pun intended) by the Kappa Klepto: Isabella Mezzatesta ’12 was recently arrested for charging approximately $10,000 to fellow KKG member Bridgette Taylor ‘13’s credit card. Following her arrest at the KKG physical plant, the Klepto was released on $2,000 bail and is not allowed within 100 yards of Taylor.

Unsurprisingly, Mezzatesta is facing possible felony charges and has left the school.

A visiting student on a yearlong exchange from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, the Klepto portrayed herself as a wealthy transfer student, hiding the fact of her exchange program. She is accused of making credit card purchases including food from Hanover restaurants Mai Thai and EBAs. She made additional purchases at several high-end clothing stores, including a charge of nearly $800 at JuliAna Boutique. The latter purchase was confirmed by no less than a detective’s affidavit, receipts, and security camera footage.

The issue is further complicated by the fact that Mezzatesta was an exchange student and therefore it is unclear whether her affiliation with KKG was in accordance with the sorority’s bylaws. This fact, though, did not stop the Klepto from receiving a bid (because, as succinctly put by a Review staffer, she was clearly extremely A-side and that’s what really matters).

The soon to be legendary story of the Kappa Klepto will most assuredly remain a sobering lesson for many Dartmouth students that things aren’t always what they seem—a cautionary tale to say the least.

–Adam I. W. Schwartzman and Coleman E. Shear