Renata Shamrakova, Personal Assistant to Hilton Ex, Stole Almost $1 Million: Cops
The 27-year-old personal assistant is said to have made unauthorized charges on her employer's credit card and bank accounts, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
From what the D.A. says, it sounds like Shamrakova had quite a bit of fun with Meister's Amex. From March 2011 to January 2012, she added her name to his credit card, and then opened a platinum account in her own name. She then used the plastic to pay for trips Aruba, Canada, Italy, India and France, cops say.
She also had a lot of food delivered to her with one of these accounts.
The charges include grand larceny in the second and third degrees, identity theft in the first degree, and possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.
Shamrakova, according to the D.A., also bought furniture, thousands of pieces of jewelry, and other goods and services for herself and her online jewelry business, which she ran with Michael Smaye.
Cops say that Shamrakova would pay off the balance of these cards by transferring more than 500K from Meister's account to these credit lines.
When she found out on Jan. 24 that police were going to investigate her -- and search the apartment she shared with Smaye -- they supposedly got rid of computers, mobile phones, and financial docs that could tie them to the crime.
The ID of the victim is not in the court docs Runnin' Scared has been furnished. But the Post and other tabs have identified him as Meister.
Smaye also faces charges. He's accused of tampering with evidence and obstructing an investigation.
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