Liv Tyler - Star-swindling Beauty Boutique Boss Sentenced
A Beverly Hills beauty salon boss has been sentenced to five years probation after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from stars including Liv Tyler, Cher and Jennifer Aniston.
Last August (10), Maria Gabriella Perez, whose last name is now Hashemipour, was charged with stealing credit card information and then overcharging her famous clients, who also included Anne Hathaway and Melanie Griffith.
She illegally billed more than $300,000 (£187,000) from rich customers at her Beverly Hills salon Chez Gabriela Studio, allegedly swindling $214,000 (£133,000) from Tyler alone.
She was facing up to 25 years behind bars on two counts of fraud, but was handed five years probation and 3,000 hours of community service at a federal court on Monday (27Jun11).
Perez must also attend a restitution hearing on 17 October (11), which will determine if she has to reimburse the money she stole.