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"Botox Bandit" Chases Fountain of Youth, Sentenced to 5 Years for Burglaries, Fraud

Melissa Chesney (Mugshot)
"Botox Bandit" Chases Fountain of Youth, Sentenced to 5 Years for Burglaries, Fraud
Melissa Chesney (Mugshot)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CBS/AP) A Southern California woman known as the "Botox Bandit" may be free of Crow's feet and brow lines, but her obsession with the uberpopular anti-wrinkling drug has landed her five years in prison for felonies including fraud, burglary and identity theft.

Authorities say between February and May 2009, 46-year-old Melissa Chesney went to Orange County salons and spas 17 times using fake names and fraudulent checks to purchase botox, body products and skin treatments.

The Orange County district attorney's office claimed Wednesday that Chesney earned the moniker Botox Bandit for "committing fraud in search of a wrinkle-free face."

Chesney pleaded guilty to 21 felonies including nine counts of burglary and was also ordered to pay restitution in addition to serving time behind bars.

As for Chesney's reaction to the sentencing, well, the verdict is still out on that one.