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Brandie Bloor jailed, must pay back $17K after defrauding B.C. senior for bigger breasts

06/26/2015 06:44 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 05:59 EDT
A B.C. woman who paid for breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction through a loan secured using an 83-year-old man's stolen ID has been sentenced to 270 days in jail, and ordered to pay restitution of over $17,000.

Judge Len Marchand sentenced Brandie Bloor in Kamloops provincial court this week, after hearing evidence that in 2013, Bloor used the senior's stolen driver's licence to gain a loan from Crelogix.

Bloor had told the loan company that the senior was her grandfather, in order to secure financing for elective plastic surgeries.

Bloor will serve 151 days in jail after credit for time served, will be on probation for two years, and must pay back Crelogix the amount of the loan plus interest accrued.

The deception came to light when the senior received a letter from Crelogix chasing him for arrears, Crown counsel Kate Bouchard told CBC News.

Tattoo gave Bloor away

When he called the company and explained that not only was he not Bloor's grandfather, he didn't know her at all, Crelogix told the senior to call the police.

Initially, Bouchard said, Bloor denied any knowledge of the loan application and the surgeries, and police thought she had also been the victim of fraud.

But after they interviewed the doctor who performed the surgeries, police returned to interview Bloor, asking to see her navel, where a distinctive rose tattoo matched the doctor's description.

Bouchard said that at that point, Bloor admitted to having the surgeries, but told police the senior involved had given her permission to use him as a loan guarantor.

"She said she met him when she was an escort and he was a client," Bouchard told CBC News. But the senior was able to show police his driver's licence had been stolen in 2010, and Bloor then admitted her deceit.

Bloor had a prior criminal record that included three fraud convictions, 13 forgeries and three counts of impersonation.

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