The Stolen Bracelet

A woman named Cathy goes to the police claiming that someone broke into her house and stole her diamond bracelet while she was at work.

The policemen investigate the crime scene and notice that the bedroom window is broken. There are muddy footprints all across the bedroom floor. However, the room is otherwise neat and organized.

The following day, Cathy is arrested for fraud. Can you figure out why?


Cathy was convicted of fraud because the bedroom window was broken from the inside.

If somebody had broken in from the outside, there would have been glass pieces on the bedroom floor. Also, the room was perfectly neat, which means the so-called thief didn’t search for items and knew exactly where the bracelet was.