WESTMINSTER -- Orange County's so-called " Breast Implant Bandit" has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing a pair of breast implants.
Yvonne Jean Pampellonne, 30, was sentenced in Westminster Monday. Prosecutors say she took out a credit line in another person's name to get $12,000 in cosmetic surgery, including breast implants and liposuction.
Pampellonne pleaded guilty to burglary, grand theft and identity theft. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail and was placed on three years probation. She was facing more than three years in prison for the crime.
The Laguna Beach resident surrendered to police in March, 2009 after detectives caught up with her using breast implant tracking numbers.
Police say that in September of 2008 Pampellonne used the personal information of another woman to establish a line of credit at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Huntington Beach.
Doctors replaced her existing implants for new ones and charged the cost to the phony credit line.
Pampellone was also ordered to pay back the money she used for the implants.
Medical staff at the center became suspicious after Pampellonne never returned for follow-up appointments. Because Pampellone had old breast implants replaced, investigators were able to track her down using the serial numbers that appear on every set of implants.
"Breast Implant Bandit" Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail
Police say Yvonne Pamellonne used a phony credit line to get $12,000 in plastic surgery.
Yvonne Pampellonne (MySpace.com)
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