In the Romani language, Rom is a masculine noun, meaning 'man of the Roma ethnic group' or 'man, husband', with the plural Roma.
The feminine of Rom in the Romani language is Romni.
Lottie Mae Stanley (seen above in a mug shot photo from 2004) would use any means necessary to gain checking account information from individuals then manipulate bank tellers into allowing her to withdraw funds, often after a large fake deposit.
From Enquirer.com: Last year, Stanley convinced a bank teller at the American National Bank in Rockwell, Texas, to give her a deposit slip with a customer’s account number on it and deposited a bogus check for ,500.
The total number of Romani people is at least twice as large (several times as large according to high estimates).
What makes the Romany gypsy fashion (as portrayed in this television show) even more perplexing is the strict sexual code girls are expected to abide by.
They are rarely even allowed around boys who aren’t family members, and many stop attending school around age 13 in order to learn how to cook, clean, and take care of children.
“She is one of the smoothest talkers you will ever run into,” Detective Vince Chalecki, of Sugarcreek Township Police in suburban Dayton, Ohio, said of the way Lottie operates.
According to Enquirer.com, she used small talk, acted forgetful, and employed “her 13-year-old daughter to gain trust and further confuse young bank tellers into releasing account information.” And just in case you were wondering, yes Mellie was 13 years old at the time of her mother’s arrest!
, and the new American version on TLC are television documentaries that follow teenage Romany (or Romani, short for Romanichal) Gypsies as they either prepare to get married or for a big milestone party like a birthday or prom (or in one case, for a party to find a husband.) The dresses are big, sparkly beyond belief, and are often topped off with the monstrous tiaras that toddlers often compete for an another TLC show.