I frequently share "Money Town" stories here on 24. I've had readers email me and ask if the stories are "really" true. It's hard for them to believe some of them I suppose. To be honest, I often find it hard to believe the people here too.
I've also said many times, there really are nice people living in Orange County.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of vapid, superficial, materialistic people here also.
Our local CBS news reported an interesting story yesterday about a woman who lives in South Orange County. In fact, this particular woman doesn't live too far from where I do.
The article attracted my attention immediately for several reasons, and I knew I had to share it with you.
A thirty year old South Orange County woman was sentenced this week for fraud.
Now, you're probably thinking people get arrested for committing fraud all the time, and you're right – they do.
What fraudulent act did this woman commit?
Well, she established credit under someone else's name in September of 2008 so she could get her hands on $12,000.
Perhaps you're thinking in this tough economy she needed money for food, or shelter, and was so desperate she was willing to break the law in order to survive.
You would be wrong.
No, this particular woman "needed" cosmetic surgery including a boob job and liposuction.
Yes, at thirty years of age she was so desperate for cosmetic surgery, she was willing to break the law. She had her surgeries back in September of 2008.
She ended up pleading guilty to identity theft, grand theft and burglary.
This week the woman was sentenced to jail time and three years probation. In addition, restitution was ordered.
Where did she get her plastic surgery done?
Why, at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery!
That's right, my friends helped make her look beautiful.
They also assisted the police in their investigation … which, in turn, led to the woman's arrest.
Well, at least we know she went to top surgeons to get her "work" done.
She probably has the nicest figure in the entire jail.
By the way, local news stations have dubbed her The Breast Bandit.
Only in Orange County!
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