Beverly Hills spa owner pleads guilty to credit card scam targeting celebrities
In a follow-up to a breach that was previously mentioned on this blog, David K. Li reports:
A crooked Beverly Hills stylist will cop a plea bargain tomorrow n a hair-raising, million-dollar, credit-card scam that could land her for a long appointment behind bars.
Maria Gabriela Hashemipour, 51, has already signed papers to plead guilty to one count of credit-card fraud for ringing up huge plastic charges from her A-List clientele.
The original indictment against Haskemipour was 41-counts long, alleging she rang up big charges by ripping off credit card numbers from celebrities like Cher, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Liv Tyler, Melanie Griffith and Scott Speedman.
Read more in the New York Post. In previous filings, the woman, who owned Chez Gabriela Studio, was referred to as Maria Gabriella Perez.