Hernando County deputies say a tanning spa employee and another woman defrauded customers
7:00 PM, Nov 6, 2013
7:30 PM, Nov 6, 2013
HERNANDO COUNTY - In August 2013, detectives in the Economic Crimes Unit received five reportsin which victims reported fraudulent transactions on their respective creditand/or debit cards, according to Hernando County deputies. The incidents appeared to be related, and the locationof compromise appeared to be The House of Tans.
Bianca Spera was identified as a suspect after it was learned that she was anemployee of The House of Tans and that one of the credit cards was used to payher SunPass account, an arrest report states.
The investigation revealed that the victims' credit cards were utilized tofraudulently complete numerous on-line purchases and bill payments between mid-July and early August, deputies report.
The five victims' credit cards were used on 13different occasions to make a total of $957.60 in fraudulent on-linepurchases.
During the same time frame, several dozen transactions wereattempted and declined and/or canceled prior to shipment. These transactionstotaled in excess of $13,000.
Detectives say when they interviewed Spera, she admitted to writing down each victim's credit card or debit card information when they provided this information for services at the House of Tans.
She reportedly explained that she then removed the information from the businessgave the information to BrandyLangley, who would then utilize the information to make the fraudulentpurchases.
Spera went on to advise detectives that she came to an agreement with Langlethat she would provide Langley with credit card information and in return for the information, Langley would use the credit cards to pay Spera's cell phone bill and car insurance, an arrest report states.
The arrest report also states Langley would sell the value of thecredit card purchases in return for smaller cash payments. For instance, aperson could have their cell phone bill paid in full if they provided aportion of the bill in cash to Langley.
On October 21, Detective Tony Aguiar obtained a warrant for the arrest ofBrandy Langley.
On November 3, Langley was arrested in Polk County Florida and charged withorganized fdraud. Her bond was set at $2,000.