An Orlando woman allegedly helped her friends get cosmetic surgery – including breast augmentations and “butt lifts” – by stealing the identity and credit card information from others.
Terilyn Riggins, 28, allegedly ran a crime ring that stole more than $50,000 from unsuspecting people in less than a year. She was arrested in March and charged with identity theft, scheme to defraud and grand theft of more than $20,000, according to an Orlando Police Department report obtained by PEOPLE.
The 28-year-old allegedly stole more than a dozen identities to pay for other women’s dental work and plastic surgeries, the report states.
“They were getting everything: breast enhancements, breast implants, Brazilian butt lifts, they were getting it all,” detective Todd Herb tells PEOPLE.
Some of the procedures cost up to $15,000, according to the police report. Herb says Riggins would allegedly offer to help friends or acquaintances pay for them in exchange for a small fee or service, such as a haircut or cooked dinner, Herb says.
“I cant figure out what the huge motive was in this,” Herb says. “I first thought she’d be charging $1,000 or something, but the first two girls I talked to said she didn t really charge [them] anything.”
Riggins’s alleged victims ranged in age and location – most were located in central Florida and were between 18 and 24, while some were as far away as Pennsylvania and over the age of 50.
Herb says Riggins knew some of the women she helped through a local beauty school.
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Herb is not sure how Riggins would select her alleged victims or obtain their personal information but once she did, she would allegedly gain access to their credit card accounts and add her clients as authorized users.
Herb first arrested one of Riggins’s clients in November 2015. During questioning, the client allegedly confessed and told authorities that Riggins organized the alleged scheme.
Herb spoke to more than nine different women who all identified Riggins as the ringleader, the report states.
In July 2015, a fraud investigator contacted the Orlando Police Department. According to the report, Riggins’s cell phone was linked to 16 different accounts at a credit card company and had made more than 300 calls to the company in less than a year.
It was unknown as of press time whether Riggins has retained an attorney or entered a plea.