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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.

34 COMMENTS

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31.

Throwback kid    

Why is everyone made at Aniston for the retard comment but Chelsea Handler said Julia Roberts had a retarded look on her face in the commercials for her new film and no one called her on it? I just saw the repeat of Chelsea's show tonight and the retard comment was still in it.

1502 days ago
32.

Kim    

stfu u angelina holie lovers. jen has more class in her pinky than that incest loving ho bag has in her whole body. ur just jealous u r not as beautiful and talented as ms. aniston

1501 days ago
33.

MAURO    

MAURO FROM ARGENTINA
I LOV CHER

1501 days ago
34.

Get back to work!    

So you're saying there are theiving POS criminals in Beverly Hills? What is the world coming to?

1500 days ago
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