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Ashley Stibbins-Parker of Philadelphia allegedly used stolen COVID-19 relief check for butt lift and spending spree

PHILADELPHIA– A Philadelphia woman is facing felony charges in Florida after investigators say she stole a COVID-19 relief check and went on a shopping spree before being caught.

Court documents obtained by WPLG show that Ashley Stibbins-Parker opened a bank account in Georgia with City of Weston LLC so she could deposit the funds in 2021.

On February 12, 2021, a check for $184,838.72 was issued by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and later mailed to Weston City Hall, 17200 Royal Palm Blvd. The money was provided as part of the federal CARES Act.

But authorities claim the check never arrived there.

The money was deposited into a Bank of America account in Sandy Springs, Georgia, under the name “City of Weston LLC” on March 15, 2021. The account was opened on March 12, 2021, investigators say.

Days before depositing the funds, Stibbins-Parker is accused of filing a fake certificate of incorporation for “City of Weston LLC” with the state of Georgia. The address on the account was the official address of Weston City Hall in Florida. According to the documents, Stibbins-Parker was listed as a registered agent and organizer with addresses in Atlanta and Philadelphia, where she had a registered driver’s license.

Before investigators uncovered the plot, Stibbins-Parker is said to have already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars through bank checks, cash withdrawals, Zelle debits and a Mastercard linked to the fraudulent account.

On March 30, 2021, she allegedly used the stolen funds to spend $6,250 on a Brazilian butt lift at a plastic surgery center in Miramar, Broward County. According to police, she also took several flights, booked hotel rooms, went on a luxury shopping spree and sent thousands of dollars to several people named in the warrant.

According to court documents, the estimated total loss for Bank of America was $131,888.22.

It remains unclear how Stibbins-Parker got the check and whether anyone else will be charged in connection with the plot.

Stibbins-Parker was arrested in Maryland and appeared before a judge on June 14. She was later extradited to Florida.

Since Friday, she has been in Broward County Jail on $200,000 bail.

They face several charges, including organized fraud, money laundering and first-degree grand theft.

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