OK, so I’m almost tired of this story…ALMOST. But I think I’ll write about it one more time, just because I love using the term BOTOX® Bandit. It’s really such a great nickname – I wish I had coined it. Anyway, I hope this is the last time I ever write about her (I think it is post #3). If we are lucky, she won’t give us any more reasons to rehash her story.
In the final installment of the BOTOX® Bandit Saga, our flawed heroine (can I even describe her in that way?) faces sentencing for her crimes. Last week, Maria Elizabeth Chrysson, the 29-year-old Florida woman dubbed “The BOTOX® Bandit” for her repeated episodes of undergoing BOTOX and then leaving without paying the plastic surgeon, pleaded no contest to one count of 3rd degree felony grand theft.
And her punishment for stealing almost $10,000 worth of BOTOX treatments from several utterly inept and clueless plastic surgeons? Drum roll please…
Two years of probation.
Wow. Talk about a slap on the wrist. I guess in an image-conscious state like Florida, grand theft-BOTOX doesn’t even get you a night behind bars. Lucky for her she didn’t pull these shenanigans in a state like Utah. I’ve heard horror stories of Mormon law enforcement officials throwing the book at people for much more minor transgressions than felony grand theft.
At the time of her arrest last month, Chrysson insisted that she be able to check her Facebook account to see if people were commenting on her arrest. She also commented to the police that she was disappointed that there were no TV cameras at the scene to document her arrest. So apparently she is both narcissistic and a fame whore.
Stupid woman. How does she expect to pull off her little BOTOX scam in the future if her face is broadcast all over TV? It’s not like this is the last time she will ever want to get BOTOX, and she has clearly demonstrated that she doesn’t believe in paying for it. Luckily for her, the media didn’t find her story as compelling as she does, leaving her anonymous enough to possibly pull off the dirty deed on another unsuspecting plastic surgeon in the future.
Interestingly, since she officially received a “withhold of adjudication” sentence, the felony charge will not make it onto her permanent record. The woman steals almost $10,000 worth of BOTOX and it won’t even follow her around in the future. I know people with much more minor charges (misdemeanors and petty offenses) on their permanent record. Some of them have been haunted by these charges, finding it difficult to work in their chosen profession. But our beloved BOTOX® Bandit, who has shown no remorse for her actions and seems likely to take another crack at it once her infamy has dwindled, walks out a free woman without a criminal record.
Yeah. Our criminal justice system is really fair.
Chrysson still faces felony grand theft charges in another case associated with a plastic surgeon she victimized in Ft. Lauderdale to the tune of $3,300, walking away with free BOTOX injections, cheek fillers, and lip fillers. Maybe she’ll do time for that crime. Or at the very least, be asked to repay the doctor.