A picture of a square meal got this Florida couple locked up cuz you just can’t put everything on Instagram…smh!
Nathaniel Troy Maye, 44, and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason, 39, accused of stealing thousands of identities, were tracked down by Florida police after posting a picture of their steak and macaroni and cheese dinner on Instagram.
The so-called “food porn” photos ares common among discerning diners who document their meals by taking pictures and then sharing them on social media. Authorities had been following Maye, from Harlem, and Thomason, from Miramar in South Florida, after a tipster told IRS agents that a man named “Troy” had bragged about stealing 700,000 identities.
The photo from Instagram was, for the first time, used as judicial evidence, as it placed Maye and Thomason at the swanky Morton’s steakhouse restaurant the night of an alleged data handover. According to the Sun Sentinel, authorities found only 50 identities following the handover at the Fort Lauderdale steakhouse.