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Aniston, Cher

Alleged Victims

In Credit Card Scheme

8/18/2010 6:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the U.S. Secret Service just closed in on a woman accused of operating a serious credit card scheme ... and many of the alleged victims are major Hollywood mega-stars.

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According to an affidavit filed in United States District Court, a witness claims Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Liv Tyler, Melanie Griffith, Anne Hathaway and Scott Speedman were all violated -- or at least their credit cards were -- by a woman who ran a swanky salon in Beverly Hills called the Chez Gabriela Studio.

According to court documents, Maria Gabriella Perez is accused of ripping off the credit card information from her ultra-wealthy clients ... and "fraudulently [charging] approximately $280,000 worth of charges in a one year period."

According to the docs -- Perez swindled $214,000 from Liv Tyler alone.

Perez was arrested on federal fraud charges -- and is due to appear in court in L.A. later today.

0818_clients_250UPDATE: Perez had listed some flattering quotes from her famous clients on her website -- including one from Cher that reads, "Gabriela is my favorite ass kicking facialist."

Perez also posted several personally autographed photos of her celeb clients ... including one from Jennifer Aniston that reads, "Dearest Gabby, Thank you for always being so good to me!"

UPDATE #2: According to the documents, Melanie Griffith has already stated that she is willing to "cooperate with an investigation and testify if needed."

UPDATE #3: Cher's rep tells us the icon was not a victim in the alleged scheme -- and does not know why she was named in the affidavit.

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16.

lola    

she must be a gambler!

1494 days ago
17.

Blue Craze    

Will they be able to recover their Chase Rewards points as well?

They have a good deal on a lawn edger from Amazon.

1493 days ago
18.

Marissa    

damn she got greedy and broke the trust of these good actresses! what an a$$!!!

1493 days ago
19.

Jim    

Let me guess Jen's pr team leak this information out. Funny how so much news have been reported on Aniston.

1493 days ago
20.

who dat    

Guess these girls will need to get their "facials" elsewhere.

1493 days ago
21.

NoBreederRat    

You want more money? Then you do a great job and use the utmost discretion. Word of mouth marketing, baby. Works every time.

1493 days ago
22.

solar panel    

Hope to see Liv Tyler in The Hobbit movie(s) Peter Jackson is creating. Not sure if her character is in that story. Maybe the dragon could have stolen all sorts of credit cards and then all these Hollywood actresses can get parts in the movie.

1493 days ago
23.

xoxo    

loriee rodkin also got ripped off

1493 days ago
24.

memon    

uuummmmmmmm...........because they have n$$$$$$$$$ aniston looks like milkt/toast. cher looks like moth balls and bad breath. the other one looks like someone jus grabbed her ass.
ohhhhhhh boohoo

1493 days ago
25.

Carol    

These stupid skanks deserve it. I guess they have so much money they don't even notice that someone is fraudulently charging their credit cards. These stars don't even deserve to make the money they do!

1493 days ago
26.

Maria    

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1493 days ago
27.

pam    

jen needs a new style anyways

1492 days ago
28.

Mee    

THEIR FACES NEVER IMPROVED AND THEIR POCKET BOOKS ARE THINNER NOW, that's sad

1492 days ago
29.

Karen Hurley    

Hop on a plane to DC - have a driver take you 45 min south.......and you'll get a heck of a lot better facial than this, with no privacy invasions......or fraud.

1492 days ago
30.

cvguy    

What a moron, all of them.
I don't know who is dumber in this story...the chick ripping of these broads by taking an extra thousand on the backend of a $3000 facial treatment, or the complete buffoons happily being ripped off by paying $3000 on said treatment and $4000 on a haircut.

Also...they are single people...not corporations. Maybe they have an accountant and a lawyer on retainer, and a personal assistant, but lots of people have those and still check their damned credit card bills! Are they buying so much they don't notice an extra grand tacked on here and there until 6 months later? Do they just impulse buy 4-6 figure crap all day? It is like Rats at a Sugar water feeder, feeding till they are sick or die...swipe the car goodies come out..without a clue or care how it all works.

If I were these chicks I would not be mad..I'd be embarassed that the whole world has just seen that their IQs probably are not over 80.

1492 days ago
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