Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spoiled Rotten Spa Owner Arrested, Charged With Fraud

Woman Made Fraudulent Credit Card Charges, Police Say


APTOS, Calif. -- The former owner of Spoiled Rotten Day Spa in Aptos was arrested Friday after several clients reported several thousand dollars in fraudulent credit card charges paid to the spa appeared on their credit card statements.

One victim reported that his credit card had been fraudulently used four times for a total of $9,600.

Spa owner Sonya Harting, 35, was arrested and charged with credit card fraud.

Police said Harting was evicted on Jan. 5 by the building owner, but continued selling gift certificates for spa services throughout the holiday season.

Anyone who purchased a gift certificate from Spoiled Rotten Day Spa during the month of December that could not be redeemed due to business closure is encouraged to call the Santa Cruz Property Crimes Unit at 454-2311.

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