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HOUSTON — A few weeks after a spectacular closet belonging to a socialite in The Woodlands was broken into a burglarized, a person has come forward claiming to be the thief behind it all.

The three-story, 300,000 square foot closet belongs to Theresa Roemer, who claimed someone had broken in and stole close to a million dollars in jewelry and family heirlooms.

But this week, someone phoned a reporter at the Houston Press and offered an unexpected tip.

"It was from a person with one of those voice modulator things," said reporter Craig Malisow. "They claimed to be the person who burglarized Theresa Roemer's closet."

Malisow said the person claimed items Roemer described as Rolexes, Cartier's and Channel watches, along with other belongings valued at close to a million dollars, were all fakes. And he said the person offered to give the things back to Roemer for $500,000, but the deal never went through.

"So this person was upset that he went through all this trouble of stealing from someone and he didn't get a thing," said Malisow.

To prove the point, the alleged thief sent to the Houston Press a package containing some of the purported stolen goods, including a locket with a strand of hair inside. Roemer had said that a similar locket containing the hair of her deceased son was among the items taken. The package and a recording of the phone call were turned over to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Roemer refused to comment about the latest developments.

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