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Woman Arrested After Allegedly Spending Over $80,000 on Popular Fashion Stylist's Credit Card

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A woman is behind bars after police say she defrauded a popular fashion stylist of over $80,000.

According to an arrest report, 45-year-old Elizabeth Stoyanov Hernandez used to work for Brandon Williams, a stylist for many professional athletes.

Last year, Stoyanov Hernandez obtained an American Express credit card that belonged to Williams, and went on to purchase $81,936.86 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland Mall over the course of 10 months, according to the report.

Police say Stoyanov Hernandez continued to illegally use the credit card even after she was recently fired from her position as purchaser for Williams.

On Tuesday, police say she attempted to obtain over $6,800 worth of store credit from the same Saks Fifth Avenue using the same credit card. According to the report, the fraudulent activity was already reported to American Express and Stoyanov Hernandez was arrested.

She now faces two separate counts of credit card fraud, one count of organized fraud and one count of second degree grand theft. A judge gave her house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor with a reduced alternate bond of $27,500 if she violates the conditions of house arrest. 

Williams told NBC 6 that he doesn't know the defendant and claims she's never worked for him. He believed this was a typical fraud case. 

"In regards to this matter, it's completely and utterly unfortunate that these things happen to people every day," Williams said.

Editor's Note: The article and headline was updated to reflect that Brandon Williams is a fashion stylist.

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