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'Food Porn' Instagram Posting Fingers Stupid ID Thieves (Video)

By Matthew Klickstein , May 14, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
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With more and more folks posting more and more inane musings on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it's no wonder that some people are getting a bit cocky about what they're letting the world in on as regards their daily goings-on. A prime example of this behavior being the foolishly haughty identify thieves based out of Florida who posted some delicious "food porn" (tantalizing images of a tasty meal) on Instagram ... that led them to being caught for said thievery.

The two alleged thieves are Nathaniel Troy Maye (44) and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason (39). Their posting of a truly succulent, mouth-watering steak dinner on Instagram connected the duo to a tip to the IRS that a man named "Troy" was running around bragging about stealing up near 700,000 identities. The food porn picture also includes some rather creamy, brightly-colored macaroni and cheese that looks equally mouthwatering.

"The so-called 'food porn' photos ares [sic] common among discerning diners who document their meals by taking pictures and then sharing them on social media," Daily News says in its report on the food porn Instagram posting.

The posting of Maye's and Thomason's steak and mac Instagram food porn posting was used as judicial evidence in the case, as it pinpointed their being at Morton's steakhouse on the night of an alleged particular data handover. The posting included the caption "Morton's."

The food porn pic also represents the first time an Instagram posting has been used as judicial evidence.

Maye and Thomason appeared in federal court on Friday, May 10 and pleaded guilty to "aggravated identity thef and possession of unauthorized access devices," according to the Daily News. They face as much as 12 years in prison.

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