HUNTINGTON BEACH - Authorities are searching for a 30-year-old woman accused of stealing another woman's identity so she could get new breast implants and liposuction. A $20,000 warrant has been issued for her arrest.
The alleged enhancement scam began in September 2008 when Huntington Beach police say Yvonne Pampellonne used a stolen identity to open a line of credit. According to detectives, Pampellonne then used the credit to get breast implants and other cosmetic surgery - $12,000 worth of services - from Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, a Huntington Beach center.
Huntington Beach police detective Larry Pitcher said Pampellonne lied to her doctor and center staff about her name and other personal information.
When Pampellonne didn't return for follow-up appointments, employees at Pacific Center became suspicious and called police. Medical staff identified Pampellonne from a photo lineup, Pitcher said.
An arrest warrant was issued last week for Pampellonne's arrest on charges of commercial burglary, grand theft and identity theft.
Pampellonne has several traffic related convictions, including driving on a suspended or revoked license and driving without proof of insurance but no other criminal history
County, county court records shows.