Brent scam sisters busted by boobs

Pair paid for breast augmentation using stolen details

TWO sisters who underwent boob jobs were busted after they funded the enlargements with stolen credit cards.

Rishona Carlene Downes, 25, of Riffel Road, Willesden, and Ramona Charlene Downes, 27, of Clement Close, Kilburn, flashed the plastic for their enlargement operations using the details supplied by a friend.

Southwark Crown Court heard Ramona went under the knife after her partner complained about her being flat-chested and her sister felt deflated after giving birth to a baby boy.

The women were caught after the rightful owners of the cards noticed the charges on their statements.


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Prosecutor Karen Robinson told the court that the sisters both had their boob jobs at the Harley Medical Group within a month of each other in September and October 2008.

They paid �4,295 for the operation and were arrested in March 2009 with the friend who provided them with the credit card details.

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Both had denied fraud claiming they had thought that the card details their friend had given them were her own.

They said she had told them they would be able to pay her back when they could so had no idea the details were stolen.

The friend, who works for a credit card provider and cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted paying for her own breast enlargement surgery using stolen card details.

All three women are facing jail.

Judge Christopher Hardy granted them bail ahead of sentencing on April 4, and ordered pre-sentence reports to be carried out by the probation service.

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