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Top Celebrities Fall Victim to Identity Theft in Beverly Hills

You never know who you can trust these days. A Beverly Hills stylist, Maria Gabriela Hashemipour, 51, has taken complete advantage of her celebrity clients in a scheme aimed at $1 million in credit card fraud. The beautician’s A-list celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Cher according to her Web site.

The fraud investigation concluded that Hashemipour’s fraudulent credit card charges included:

$214,000 in fraudulent charges on two of Liv Tyler’s credit cards

$16,518 charged to actress Anne Hathaway

$8,200 charged to Melanie Griffith

$4,500 charged to Penelope Cruz

$22,205 charged to Cher

Hashemipour allegedly told her clients she was from Spain when she really came to the United States illegally from Mexico with a fraudulent passport. She was arrested at her business, Chez Gabriela Studio in Beverly Hills.

Maria Gabriela Hashemipour plead guilty to one charge and faces 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for her actions. She is also required to pay back all of the money she has stolen from her clients. Her fraudulent activities reportedly tallied roughly $1 million dollars.

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