A soon-to-be bride who embezzled $93K to pay for her wedding dress — and a butt lift — was caught by police.
According to a press release sent to Yahoo Lifestyle by the Stafford County Sherrif’s Office in Virginia, Vanessa Cline, 32, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly charging $93K on a credit card issued to her employer No Limits Construction in Fredericksburg, where she was a bookkeeper.
Detectives investigated Cline on March 12 after a credit card agency threatened to close the No-Limits business account for nonpayment. The owner then found the personal transactions: a $2,000 bridal gown, a $25,000 wedding planning service and a $7,200 butt lift performed at Elite Plastic Surgery in Miami, Fla. Clothing, fragrances, furniture, travel tickets and an ATV were further charges, and according to the News & Advance, Cline paid for a Miami hotel room to recover from the butt lift.
Police said Cline allegedly forged five checks in the amount of $10,000.
A representative of Elite Plastic Surgery confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that Cline already had the surgical procedure. A No-Limits Construction representative did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s interview request.
According to police, a former No Limits employee in Cline’s role pled guilty to embezzling more than $150,000 between 2016 and 2018.
On Thursday, Cline was booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail with an $8,000 bond. She is charged with 15 counts of embezzlement, forgery and uttering (using a forged document).
According to News & Advance, Cline’s wedding is, presumably, upcoming.
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