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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga may have to defend herself in stripper-gate…was she or wasn’t she a stripper…but now she has to explain her 1997 arrest for shoplifting in Florida. Gorga’s arrest came when she was just 18, before she was married.
According to court records obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Melissa Marco was arrested on July 16, 1997 for “retail theft” in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Her arrest was long before she married her Real Housewives of New Jersey hubby Joe Gorga, and she was only 18 when she was arrested.
A warrant for Melissa’s arrest was issued on October 8, 1997 after she missed her arraignment on Oct. 6 and the case is still open according to Kathy Burstein, the PIO for Palm Beach County.
You’re not a real Real Housewife until you have legal troubles!
Melissa Gorga’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.
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