Cornell “Corey” Jackson, 29, and Marquet Dorsey, 24, stand accused of dressing in drag to steal more than $7,000 worth of merchandise across Southern California, reports

SEE ALSO: D.C. Speaks Out On Stop And Frisk

Among the duo’s more than 40 illegal transactions, Jackson is accused of purchasing $1,172 worth of sunglasses from Trendy Sunglasses using a prepaid Visa card with a zero balance, claims Manhattan Beach Police.

Want to Keep Up With LIKE Us On Facebook!

KTLA reports:

When the card was declined, Dorsey then allegedly called the store pretending to be Visa and gave a false authorization code to convince the clerk to authorize the sale.

Trendy Sunglasses contacted police because they thought something was fishy.

Manhattan Beach police arrested Jackson and Dorsey on June 5 after searching Jackson’s residence in Lakewood.

Jackson and Dorsey appear to be wearing makeup in their booking photos.

Police say their other scams include using a fake credit account and driver’s license to buy a $15,000 Infiniti SUV from a car dealership in Fontana.

Dressing in drag seems to be the current trend among thieves. As previously reported by, Donald R. Sherman claimed to have a bomb when he attempted to rob a bank in Illinois disguised as a woman — rocking an Obama hat no less. The bank manager pretended to go and get the money requested, instead he signaled for the police via a silent alarm. Sherman was charged with attempted robbery.

Then there was the case of Thomas Parkin, who, for 6 years, went to a bank dressed as his dead mother to cash her social security checks. Jurors deliberated for less than a day before finding him guilty of fraud.

Six felony counts have been filed against Jackson and seven have been filed against Dorsey.


Sandusky’s Victims Were In Plain Sight

Brian Banks Offered Job With Arizona Diamondbacks

Also On NewsOne:
20 Tweets Dragging Roseanne Barr To A White Privilege Hell
ABC's 'Roseanne'
21 photos
More From NewsOne