Naples salon owner who stole nearly $100K from friend, client to serve 8 years in prison
A Naples woman who operated a hair salon and an interior design business will serve 8.2 years for stealing nearly $100,000 from a friend and a client.
According to the State Attorney's Office, Elena Anne Diamante Moll, 49, received her sentence Wednesday on five charges, including scheme to defraud, criminal use of personal identification, use of a scanning device to defraud and exploitation of the elderly.
A news release from the state attorney's office said she received 98.625 months in prison for using the credit cards of two victims to steal from their credit lines.
Moll made full restitution to the victims, the release said.
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According to the prosecutors, in 2014 Moll stole the credit card number of a male friend. She also accepted a credit card from a woman suffering from dementia, telling her she was using it to buy paint, after being hired for interior design work.
Moll ran the credit cards through her credit card scanning device and paid for the rent on her condo and her salon. She also took cash advances, using the victims' credit, taking
$58,860 from one victim and $37,000 from the other.
Prosecutors said she tried to steal more, but her credit card scanner did not allow the transactions to go through. She had entered too many at one time.
Moll was arrested in 2017, following an investigation started by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and joined by the State Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit.
Assistant State Attorneys Tino Cimato and Jessica Horowitz prosecuted the case.