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Woman allegedly used fraudulent credit cards for lingerie and vacation

Naomi Havlen

If a commercial about identity theft prevention was shot in Aspen, it might feature employees from Carol Ann Jacobson Realty wearing lingerie from Victoria’s Secret and boots from Kenneth Cole while they play tennis at a Florida resort.Several employees at the Aspen real estate firm told police in late June that their office manager was allegedly committing credit card fraud using their names. Andrea Jean Born was charged last week with theft and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.A list of property seized by police at Born’s residence details items worth nearly $20,000 that were allegedly bought with the credit cards. A Cashmere Aspen skirt was found in her bedroom closet, along with leather Kenneth Cole boots, a dress from designer Lilly Pulitzer and clothes from My Tennis Store.The arrest warrant said one card had $3,500 in charges to Pointe Vedra Resort in Florida and $400 to Victoria’s Secret. A Pointe Vedra bag containing tennis balls was found in the bedroom closet, and numerous clothing items and lingerie from Victoria’s Secret were found in a dresser and closet.Other seized items include an Orage jacket, an order from Tennis Warehouse, and documents concerning some of the employees whose names were allegedly used to obtain the credit cards.Born is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 16. She told the judge at her first hearing that she was getting a new job and wanted to begin making payments to the employees at Carol Ann Jacobson.Naomi Havlen’s e-mail address is nhavlen@aspentimes.com

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