Gabriela Perez, the owner of chichi Beverly Hills spa Chez Gabriela, was in court yesterday facing charges that she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients — about $214,000 of that from Liv Tyler alone. That's a whole lot of cash, even given that the spa was charging upward of $3,000 for a basic facial. Have you ever had an experience like this in the beauty industry? And how best do you think people, famous or not, can better protect themselves from crimes like this?
Being a star doesn't always mean perks and royal treatment. In fact, for Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Aniston, fame may have led to credit card fraud at a high-end spa.