Woman Skipped Out on Paying for Facial Injections, Gave Fake Soap Opera Name, Police Say

Courtesy Culpeper Police Department in Virginia

In this tough economy more and more people are stealing gas or running out on restaurant bills, but one woman has allegedly taken stealing to a whole new level.

Police in Culpeper, Va., are appealing to the public to help them find the woman they say received about $1,600 in cosmetic facial injections at a local spa, then skipped out on paying the bill.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 50s, gave the fictitious name " Kelly Capwell" when she arrived at the Med Spa in Culpeper on March 9.

In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Culpeper detective Luke Altman said Kelly Capwell was the name of a character from the hit soap opera "Santa Barbara."

The name, phone number and address the woman provided to the spa all turned out to be fake, he said.

The woman received three injections of Juvederm XM on March 9. According to Med Spa's website, Juvederm is a cosmetic dermal filler that restores fullness to the skin, corrects facial wrinkles, folds and scars, and enhances the volume and contour line of the lips.

Each injection of the filler costs between $500 and $600, Altman said. Clients usually do not receive that many injections in one sitting, and the staff thought that was unusual.

Altman said three injections are typically given over the course of one year.

After she received the injections, the woman told spa staff that "she had forgotten her purse in the car, so she went back out to the vehicle and she never came back in," Altman said.

She left in a gray or earth-toned sedan. Police weren't able to identify the license plate number.

The woman faces grand larceny and other potential charges if she is caught.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Culpeper police at 540-727-0300.