''Botox Bandit'' gets probation, service hours in Miami-Dade
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Miami Beach resident accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Botox procedures accepted a plea deal Wednesday.
Police arrested Maria Chrysson after dermatologists in Miami and Miami Beach accused her of allegedly stealing over $5,000 of their services, combined. In a separate, ongoing case in Broward County, the 29-year-old is accused of skipping out of a payment after receiving about $3,000 worth of similar treatments.
Dubbed the "Botox Bandit" by the media for her supposed penchant for stealing injections of the skin-smoothing substance, Chrysson has been confined to house arrest since those accusations were made and apparently paid roughly $5,000 to an indeterminate number of those businesses during that period.
Chrysson entered the Metro Justice Building sporting stiletto heels and an ankle bracelet monitoring device, which will come off under the terms of the plea deal. In the deal for her pleading "no contest," she will be placed on probation for two years and perform 100 hours of community service. "Well, I'm just glad that I'm off my house arrest, and I can move on with my life," said Chrysson.
The oddity of the case could not be denied, not even by her own legal representation. "I've had clients steal all sorts of things, but I think sort of the Botox-thing is a recent phenomenon for one thing, so it hasn't been around for all that many years, or certainly not used as widely as it is now, so it's a sort of a unique situation, yes," said her attorney.
Her lawyer also noted that his client has received offers to appear in several reality shows. However, he said, she has turned down those offers so she may focus on straightening her life out.
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