NEW YORK (CBS/WFOR) When getting arrested most people probably worry about matters more serious than their appearance, but police say Maria Elizabeth Chrysson, dubbed the "Beauty Bandit," was concerned about the "bad hair day" she was having, according to a report.
Chrysson, a 29-year-old from Miami Beach, faced a bond court
judge Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly walking into a Florida beauty
shop, purchasing facials and creams that totaled more than $4,000, and then paying for them with fraudulent checks.
The judge ordered that she be held on a $20,000 bond.
She has been charged with three counts of grand theft and one count of scheming to defraud, all of them third-degree felonies, reports The Miami Herald.
A representative for the Miami Institute of Age Management had tried to reach her demanding
payment, but Chrysson "never kept her word on paying for outstanding
balance," Miami police wrote in their report.
The three checks were written in February. Police had a warrant out for
her arrest and caught up with Chrysson at 8 p.m. on Monday at a Miami cafe.
In the police report, it states Chrysson had given police a video taped confession.
Her attorney Daniel Lurvey said there are hundreds of cases in criminal
court involving bad checks and that her client is being treated
differently because of the media attention.
"Everyone is acting differently than they normally would," Lurvey told the judge. But the judge said he did find probable cause and ordered her to be held on the $20,000 bond.