It seems British glamour model, Chloe Phelan, 18 has gotten herself in a spot of bother after the topless model came to be found out using fake credit cards whilst on a whirlwind spending extravaganza in Italy.
According to authorities the glamour model came to be found out after flying to Rome, Italy and proceeding to use up to a dozen fake credit cards to buy expensive items, including an iPad and other electronic items with the intention of flying back home that evening.
Nevertheless the model who has been attempting to forge a career in men’s magazines and reality television would come to be caught as she tried to make purchases at Porta di Roma, one of Rome’s biggest shopping centers.
She had arrived at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Saturday on a Ryanair flight.
After having managed to buy a pair of iPads for 900 euros at an Apple store, Chloe Phelan then went shopping for clothes.
But suspicions were aroused when the next payment she tried to make, at a second electronics store, was declined.
By the time the model, who grew up in South Africa came to be arrested she had already managed to spend around £2,400 (€3,000, $4000 USD) with the cloned cards.
At the time of her arrest, a salesperson called police with the woman coming to be arrested along with a male companion, Yusuf Faisal Issah, 21, who is of Ghanaian background.
The pair would then spend the rest of the weekend in a prison cell before appearing in front of a magistrate on Monday, with Chloe Phelan reportedly in tears. Yes I know kids, life is rather bitter sweet isn’t? One minute you’re nabbing free yummies and the next you’re being skewered on national tabloid land…
The model, who in an online profile professes her love of shopping, would claim that she had been given the credit cards by a friend from a modeling agency.
Nevertheless the magistrate tossed that make believe out the window, ruling that the couple knew the cards were fake, finding their asses both guilty of theft and cloning credit cards.
Under a plea bargain, the pair were sentenced to a year and four months in prison.
That said, cause the pair were first time offenders who had received sentences of less than three years, they would come to have their sentence suspended.
Told Marta Giansanti, the pairs defense attorney: ‘Given that they are British citizens, we can exclude the possibility that they will return to Italy to commit the same crimes,’
“For that reason we chose to enter plea bargains and to close the matter as quickly as possible.”
Chloe Phelan’s modeling agency in London, Charles & Ko, would tell that the glamor model had never been in trouble before.
The agency would relay that their client has a part in South Side Story, a new BBC series about musicians and artists in South London that is due to be broadcast next month. At present it is not understood if there are new plans to focus on new reality projects, given the dearth of sudden new