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Britney Spears

Credit Card Caper

1/19/2010 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears Britney Spears may not be capable of signing record deals and buying homes, but when it comes to a simple shoe purchase, she's a regular shopping ninja.

We've learned Britney is using her bodyguard's credit card to score purchases that don't fit into her conservatorship budget.

Britney hit up the Steve Madden store in the Valley over the weekend and bought 2 pairs of boots. We're told Brit paid for the new kicks with a credit card, but the card had the name of one of her bodyguards on it.

The store employees gave Britney a hard time over the card ... because she signed her own name on the dotted line. We're told Britney convinced the clerk the person named on the card is an employee of her company and she was entitled to use it.

Here's the thing: Under the terms of the conservatorship Britney has a credit card with a limit of $1,500 a week.

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31.

Mariah    

Does everyone feel the same about all the other little celebs who blow their money on 2000.00 shoes, too? Or only Britney? I bet the Cruises spend that much daily on Suri's stupid dresses. Conservator or not, frivolous spending is ridiculous...whether it's Britney or the President.

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32.

Tiffany    

I hope she gets her life together completely and gets control of her own finances. Here is where to get all of Brit Brit's clothes http://outfitidentifier.com/?cat=123

1737 days ago
33.

lolokailey    


BRITNEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPEND HER OWN MONEY AS SHE WANTS TO!! SHE HAS WORKED HER ASS OFF FOR YEARS FOR THAT MONEY....ALL HER FATHER IS DOING NOW IS PIMPING HER OUT AND BENEFITTING FROM IT!

1737 days ago
34.

South Beach    

Interesting she would start this when the limitations of her conservatorship is on the table. Makes me think she may not WANT it to end, that she realizes she likes the security of the boundaries it keeps because she knows she couldn't necessarily keep herself in check. If so, good for her. If not, I imagine the judge in her case may not think she's funny.

1737 days ago
35.

tdrury    

She maid the money so she should be allowed to spend as much as sge wants.

1737 days ago
36.

cochino    

and this is relevant to anyone HOW?

when will the media figure out this cow is a has been?

95% who read this don't even care about fatney anymore

its stupid stupid stupid stupid story.

1737 days ago
37.

Jack54    

Big woo.

1737 days ago
38.

isthatallthereis    

$1500 a week?? ARe you serious?? What can a girl buy for only $1500 a week?? Poor kid.

1737 days ago
39.

Diane    

That salesperson needs to be fired post-haste! It doesn't matter how "famous/imfamous" a person is - she can't use someone else's card. That's just not legal. It doesn't matter if Spears ordered the card, pays for the yearly fee and pays personally for each and every purchase made on the card. It still has SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME on it! Britney needs to give up her non-career and go back home to the south. She could easily live on $1500 a week down there. Britney go home! By the way, I thought she'd cleaned herself up and lost weight - she looks awful in this picture.

1737 days ago
40.

stacey    

Britney needs to give up her non-career and go back home to the south. She could easily live on $1500 a week down there. Britney go home! By the way, I thought she'd cleaned herself up and lost weight
- she looks awful in this picture.
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non career are you crazy? she made millions in america alone....imagine how much she made across the world? $$$$$ and her career is over? please her career is never over. people will pay to watch just stand there and do nothin. her old songs are still selling. her career is far from over. im not even a fan, im being realistic.

1737 days ago
41.

hahahaha!    

Hmmm, I wonder how many of us could get caught using a family members or friends credit card and get away with it? Store should have held firm and denied the purchase until the owner of the card showed up to sign.

1737 days ago
42.

Spellchamp    

45. That salesperson needs to be fired post-haste! It doesn't matter how "famous/imfamous" a person is - she can't use someone else's card. That's just not legal. It doesn't matter if Spears ordered the card, pays for the yearly fee and pays personally for each and every purchase made on the card. It still has SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME on it! Britney needs to give up her non-career and go back home to the south. She could easily live on $1500 a week down there. Britney go home! By the way, I thought she'd cleaned herself up and lost weight - she looks awful in this picture.

Posted at 11:51AM on Jan 19th 2010 by Diane

Sorry, Diane, but you are incorrect.

The card is a company card and Britney is an officer of the company. She had to sign up for it as an officer(President/CEO/CFO or whatever) to open the account.

She can also order any number of cards for each of her employees. And their names are on the cards.

And yes, she should sign her own name.

TMZ used misleading language in the second paragraph of the article, but they DIDN'T say it was a personal card. Someone else made that assumption, too.

Come on, people, READ closely before you post. You'll avoid appearing ignorant.

1737 days ago
43.

diana    

FREE BRITNEY BITCHES!!!!

1737 days ago
44.

LH    

Carl Smith, one of the biggest names in USA music died on January 16th; and his funeral was held in Nashville, Tenn. today. That is not news to you kiddies because you don't know what real singers sound like. Then, here comes a scattered Britney Spears and her spending tricks are TMZ news. It does not matter if she earns millions of dollars, at some point a responsible mother needs to grow up and realize that a pair of $50.00 boots pick up the same sidewalk sh*t as her $1500. boots so she should opt for the $50.00 pair and secure the difference so that her boys have a secure future. God is watching you, Britney. And so are we!

1737 days ago
45.

Jason    

★★★WOOHOO! YOU GO B! WAY TO WORK THE SYSTEM!

HA!


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Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
Countin’
1, 2, 3
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Gettin’ down with 3P
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Are – you in
Livin’ in sin is the new thing (yeah)
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I am countin’!
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
Countin’
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves ***
Countin’
Three is a charm
Two is not the same
I don’t see the harm
So are you game?
Lets’ make a team
Make ‘em say my name
Lovin’ the extreme
Now are you game?
Are – you in
Livin’ in sin is the new thing
Are – you in
I am countin’!
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
Countin’
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves ***
What we do is innocent
Just for fun and nothin’ meant
If you don’t like the company
Let’s just do it you and me
You and me…
Or three….
Or four….
- On the floor!★★★

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