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Notorious Bling Ring thief left destitute & living off family handouts after bankruptcy & stalking conviction

A NOTORIOUS Bling Ring thief was left destitute and lived off family handouts after declaring himself bankrupt and being convicted for stalking.

Nick Prugo, now 31, was among a group of friends who stole nearly $3million in cash and broke into the homes of A-listers including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan.

Nick Prugo reportedly declared himself bankrupt in 2018, The U.S. Sun understandsCredit: LAPD
He is now at the center of the Netflix documentary The Real Bling RingCredit: Doubleact TV

Prugo is now at the center of a Netflix documentary The Real Bling Ring which offers viewers an insight into the gang’s escapades.

But, in March 2018, he filed for bankruptcy in a Californian court as he owed more than $120,000, The U.S. Sun understands.

Prugo owed debts to a string of credit card companies including more than $20,000 to American Express and Chase Bank.

He racked up debts of $15,741 to Discover Financial, $5,161 to Barclays Bank, and $2,139 to Citibank.

Prugo owed $22,839 to Volkswagen Credit, $2,500 to PayPal, $1,425 to Amazon, $419 to TJ Maxx.

Volkswagen repossessed his Audi A6, worth more than $20,000, in November 2017.

The financial giant First Entertainment Credit Union reportedly tried to sue Prugo for $26,270.

Prugo stated his only assets were a 2005 Toyota Camry that was worth $3,500 and electronics, clothing, and jewelry worth a combined $2,800.

And, he was unemployed and relying on a $2,700 handout that was reportedly from his family.

Prugo filed for bankruptcy just years after being convicted of stalking the beautician Dawn DaLuise.

He and his pal Edward Feinstein were also accused of using fake advertisements to encourage men to rape DaLuise.

But, those charges were later dismissed by a judge.

And, Prugo was handed 350 hours of community service, three years of probation, and an order to stay from the victim for a decade.

He first met DaLuise after serving half of his two-year sentence for his role in the burglaries.

Prugo is known as Nick Norgo on his Instagram channel.

The so-called Bling Ring also consisted of Rachel Lee, Alexis Neiers, and Diana Tamayo.

Lee was allegedly the mastermind behind the string of celebrity robberies and spent 16 months behind bars.

Neiers was a reality star on Pretty Wild when she was arrested for her involvement in the robberies.

Wendy Feldman, who counseled co-conspirator Lee before she was jailed, slammed Prugo and Neiers for appearing in the Netflix series.

She claimed that they’re clinging to their infamy and trying to stay in the limelight.

Feldman also alleged that Prugo and Neiers were “rats”, claiming they’re “addicted” to the spotlight.

Neiers told the LA Times that a few years ago she wished her name wouldn’t be linked to the Bling Ring.

But, she admitted: I’ve realized that we don’t heal by pushing away our recovery or our story, we recover by owning all of the messy, complex parts that often make it really magical.”

Prugo has shared fan reactions as they commented on social media that they were watching the doc.

One woman, named Justine, said: “This cute! At the end of the day, he was someone who always made me laugh.

“He was such a light, and we can’t judge anyone for their past. I support you.”

Prugo replied: “You’re too sweet.”

Fans also commented on the “tea” that was being spilled by Prugo and Neiers on the doc.

The U.S. Sun has approached Prugo for comment.

Alexis Neiers also stars in the docCredit: LAPD