Maria Chrysson, the 29-year old ‘Botox Bandit’ who failed to pay for over $5000 Botox treatments at two Miami-Dade clinics, was sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service in a Miami court yesterday. Because of a plea deal, Chrysson will not have a felony conviction on her record.
After the “no contest” plea deal went through, the ankle bracelet she had been wearing since her arrest came off. She also has been under house arrest but the terms of the deal remove that restriction as well.
“Well, I’m just glad that I’m off my house arrest, and I can move on with my life,” said Chrysson.
Including the two dermatologists in Miami-Dade who accuse Chrysson of stealing a combined $5000 in Botox treatments, the ‘Botox Bandit’ will also need to answer to similar charges in Broward County. There, she’s accused of skipping out on around $3300 worth of similar treatments.
Chrysson has in fact paid back about $5000 in restitution to the clinics according to her attorney Daniel Lurvey, who says this is one of the most unique cases he’s ever worked (and certainly one of the more unique stories we’ve looked in to as well).
The whole situation is unique with arresting officers saying Chrysson asked if she could log-in to her Facebook profile and see if anyone knew she had been arrested. Officers also say she was disappointed that no TV cameras were present to document her arrest. They were on hand however for her court appearance yesterday.
If Chrysson stays out of trouble, her probation could be ended after one year.
Her attorney also says the “Botox Bandit” has received several offers from reality shows but says she has turned those down so she can focus on getting her life back together.