An influencer is facing 22 years in prison after allegedly funneling more than $ 1 million from the bank accounts of an NBA star’s ex-wife to fund her lavish lifestyle.
Tracii Show Hutsona, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors said she had “ provided herself with chic accommodation using her clients’ money. ”
Hutsona led the way a luxury concierge company and bragged about being a “ homeless millionaire ” on a YouTube channel she set up with her husband – all while raiding her victim’s bank accounts.
That alleged victim was Joumana Kidd, 48, the ex-wife of former NBA player Jason Kidd. The New York Times reports.
Hutsona had been hired as her personal assistant in 2015, but after the $ 307,498.02 missing item was discovered, Kidd confronted the wannabe YouTube star, who then allegedly begged for forgiveness.
Kidd said she felt sorry for Hutsona and, after changing her bank details, agreed not to go to the police and allowed Hutsona to continue her work. But Hutsona would continue to take money from Kidd – including from a college fund – and she was arrested February 17th.
She is now accused of stealing more than $ 1 million from Kidd. Prosecutors said in February, “In total, Hutsona stole more than $ 1 million of Victim-1’s money and spent it to fund her own luxury lifestyle.”
When asked about the allegations she is facing, Hutsona told the Times, “I will be happy to explain and document the factual facts of this case once the case is over.”
Tracii Show Hutsona, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft
Hutsona, right, had run a luxury concierge business and bragged about being a “ homeless millionaire ” on YouTube with her husband, left, all while raiding her alleged victim’s bank accounts, prosecutors said.
That alleged victim was Joumana Kidd, in the photo, the ex-wife of former NBA player Jason Kidd, according to reports.
Another alleged victim, Jacqueline Ellman, offered to let her stay in her Palm Springs home for free before luxury goods such as Gucci bags went missing.
Ellman said, “She just knows how to navigate a person. She acts very trustworthy and gets really close to you like she’s your girlfriend.
“She almost knows when you will be able to help, and she works to the end. But she makes it where you offer it. She’s using the corner she’s in a knot, and she doesn’t know what to do. ‘
Her social media pages show off expensive homes, cars including a Mercedes G Wagon and a Lamborghini, and private jets alongside 35-year-old husband Derrell Hutsona.
Hutsona, whose own sister, Deborah Lindstrom, called a scammer, helped found Elite Lux Life, a full-service concierge company. It boasted that it was able to ‘accommodate the most discerning traveler’ and be the ‘go-to service for wanting to enjoy the very best that life has to offer’.
The couple were even accused of stealing their Bacon B *** h restaurant idea from Miami. They opened a place in San Diego and called it Breakfast B *** h
Hutsona, whose own sister, Deborah Lindstrom, has called her a con man, helped found Elite Lux Life, a full-service concierge company.
It boasted that it was able to ‘accommodate the most discerning traveler’ and be the ‘go-to service for wanting to enjoy the very best that life has to offer’.
In its social media posts, Elite Lux Life markets itself as a ‘VIP Concierge Company (SPECIALIZING IN THE GOOD LIFE) Jets-Yachts-Vacation Rentals-Exotic Vehicles.’
H.The social media pages feature expensive homes, cars, including a Mercedes G Wagon and a Lamborghini, and private jets next to 35-year-old husband Derrell Hutsona.
The couple were even accused of stealing their Bacon B *** h restaurant idea from Miami. They opened a place in San Diego and called it Breakfast B *** h.
But Lindstrom told The New York Times, ‘She’s just a con man, it’s really sad to say. And she’s really good at it. She has been all her life.
“She can talk to anyone anywhere.” Lindstrom says she believed her sister’s alleged behavior stemmed from a troubled childhood in which Hudstona – the youngest sibling – was raised by her sisters rather than their troubled parents.
Hutsona had been her PA, but after $ 307,498.02 went missing, she was confronted by Kidd who said she felt sorry for Hutsona and, after changing her bank details, agreed not to go to the police
Hutsona’s arrest was first announced in February. She is said to have carried out her scheme from 2015 to the end of 2019.
Prosecutors then said she had “used her position as a personal assistant to withdraw money from her victim’s financial accounts.”
They said her plan included “ withdrawing money from the victim’s children’s savings accounts into her own spending account to fund a lavish lifestyle. ”
Hutsona was already convicted in federal court in 2008 for committing individual fraud and aggravated identity theft. That had to do with “filing fraudulent invoices for an employment agency in Japan,” said prosecutors.
Kidd then allowed Hutsona to continue her work, unaware that she reportedly continued to steal her money. Hutsona was arrested on February 17 and is now facing 22 years in prison.
Prosecutors say ‘In total, HUTSONA stole more than $ 1 million of Victim-1’s money and spent to fund her own luxury lifestyle’
US attorney Audrey Strauss stated, “Traccii Show-Hutsona, a personal assistant and founding partner of Elite Lux Life, called its concierge service the“ VIP Concierge Company (SPECIALIZING IN THE GOOD LIFE) Jets-Yachts-Vacation Rentals-Exotic Vehicles. ‘
“As claimed, Show-Hutsona offered itself the same chic accommodation that it promised its customers – only with their money.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea stated, “As claimed in this federal complaint, Tracii Show-Hutsona has turned its clients into victims and betrayed their trust to carry out its own blackout plan.”
Hutsona is charged with one wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one time of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory continuous sentence of two years in prison.