The former cake retailer and private investigator on trial for receiving stolen Trelise Cooper clothing, got “quite excited” when a friend, who later turned out to be the burglar, said he had designer clothes for sale, Stuff reveals. Kathy Yu-Jen Stephens’ trial began at the Auckland District Court on Wednesday in front of a jury and Judge Nevin Dawson. She denies the charge of receiving stolen goods. The $750,000 burglary from Dame Cooper’s business took place in October 2020.