Spa Owner Arrested – Over Charging Clients Fraud

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heather-lynn-collinsRadiance  Spa and Salon Owner Arrested After Overcharging Clients

A day at the spa drained the bank accounts of dozens of local women. Investigators say the owner of three day spas stole at least $30,000 from her customers.

Investigators say because this is such a nice looking day spa that attracted high-end clients, the owner was able to get away with the alleged crime for a long period of time.

“Some people do not check their credit card statements, and do not see the money missing,” explains Jim Hudson, Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators say dozens of customers were double or triple billed at Spa Radiance in Granite Bay. They arrested the owner, 33-year-old Heather Collins, inside the spa on Friday for allegedly holding on to credit cards and charging them over and over again.

“Have a nice time in jail, that’s where you deserve to be,” said Steven Williamson.

Steven Williamson says his wife and mother-in-law were charged for services they never had, which totaled more than $600 after their initial visit for a day of relaxation.

“I actually bought her gift certificate there for a facial and massage,” says Williamson.

Detectives say Collins owned three spas at one point, two of them in Citrus Heights that have now shut down. But, customers who went there are still being charged by Balance Body Works and Enchanted Skin Services.

The owner is charged with identity theft and fraud, but investigators say there may be more charges as new victims come forward.

Placer County detectives have identified about 40 victims so far. They are expecting more to come forward as customers check their old statements.

The loss to customers is unknown, authorities said. Anyone who thinks that they may have been charged improperly at the spa is asked to contact Detective Jim Hudson at (530) 889-7800

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