"Boob-Job Bandit" Second Plastic Surgery Related Case in Orange County This Year

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In Orange County plastic surgery professionals recently found they can fall prey to burglary and theft of the most unusual kind within just three months into 2009. A Californian woman accused of using a fake identity to obtain breast implants from an Orange County plastic surgeon, earning the nickname "The Boob-Job Bandit" in local media, has turned herself in to police, Reuters Life reports. Yvonne Jean Pampellonne, 30, surrendered on Tuesday afternoon to authorities in Huntington Beach, California, where she was wanted on charges of commercial burglary, grand theft and identity theft.

The Orange County Register newspaper reported that Pampellonne was caught by detectives who identified her through the tracking numbers in her old breast implants. She arranged her surrender through an attorney and has since been released on bail with orders to face an arraignment on the charges on May 27.

Police say that in September 2008 Pampellonne used the personal information of another woman to establish a line of credit at the Pacific Centre for Plastic Surgery in Huntington Beach. Doctors performed $12,000 worth of liposuction and breast augmentation surgery at the centre, police say, unwittingly charging $12,000 to the phony line of credit and exchanging her existing implants for new ones.

Pampellonne's arrest marks the second plastic surgery-related case this year in Orange County. In January and February, an unidentified woman who gave her name as "Miriam Gombar" or "Miriam Flemings" had thousands of dollars worth of Botox injections and dermal filler at a pair of clinics in Newport Beach plastic surgery experts inform us recently.

The Register reported that a worker at one of the Orange County tummy tuck clinics described the mystery woman as having a dark complexion and shoulder length hair, adding that the suspect in her late 40s to early 50s was "not very attractive" (beautiful criminals stealing plastic surgery is one thing, but this?) which goes to show again that fact is almost always much stranger than fiction.

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