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Youtubers EXPOSED For Being Con Artist scumbags
 

 
Wild story. The woman is the definition of a sociopath image

Tracii Show Hutsona and Derrell Hutsona showed off the expensive cars they drove, the jets they chartered, the celebrity perks they scored and the fancy properties in Southern California they may or may not have lived in.

The title of their YouTube channel,*Homeless Millionaires, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that the couple was prepared to lend out their rented cliff-side Los Angeles home and luxury vehicles — including a Mercedes G Wagon, a Mercedes Sprinter and a Lamborghini — to the clients of their V.I.P. concierge service, Elite Lux Life, at a moment’s notice.

“We’re living like millionaires, we’re living like our billionaire clients, but we’re working,” Ms. Hutsona, 52, says in*one episode. “We’re working, always.”

Their videos were often punctuated with cameos from their somewhat famous friends, including Ms. Hutsona’s niece, the former “Bachelor” star Amanda Stanton; the Hollywood jeweler Peter Marco; and Joumana Kidd, the ex-wife of the former N.B.A. star Jason Kidd.

But this life was built on millions of dollars in stolen funds, authorities say.

In February,*federal prosecutors announced*the arrest of Ms. Hutsona on wire fraud and identity theft charges, calling her a “serial con artist.”

“I will be happy to elaborate on and provide documentation regarding the actual facts of this matter once the case is behind me,” Ms. Hutsona wrote in an email. But much of her history is already well documented.

The Power of the Personal a*sistant

Ms. Kidd, an actress and TV host who has just released*a prayer messaging app*called Dear God, had recently moved to the Calabasas area in 2015 and was looking for a personal a*sistant to help her with clerical work and errands while she underwent radiation treatment for brea*t cancer. On the recommendation of a friend who knew of Elite Lux Life’s work with athletes, Ms. Kidd reached out to Ms. Hutsona.

Ms. Hutsona said she was too busy with the concierge service to take on a full-time role, but offered to work part-time for Ms. Kidd. Ms. Hutsona offered to invoice her monthly rather than do the traditional hiring paperwork, so Ms. Kidd did not perform a background check.

Initially, Ms. Kidd thought she was getting the better end of the deal. Ms. Hutsona often worked remotely, billing her services monthly through Elite Lux Life. Ms. Hutsona’s role grew steadily over time, and she soon had full access to Ms. Kidd’s home and personal information.

Ms. Kidd felt grateful: Ms. Hutsona was seemingly always available to pick up Ms. Kidd’s children, grab her mail, or watch her dog when she was out of town. Miah, Ms. Kidd’s 19-year-old daughter,*referred to Ms. Hutsona*as “like my second mom, literally” in one video. (“We do not provide dog sitting or nanny services,” Ms. Hutsona wrote in an email.)

So when Ms. Kidd’s financial adviser warned her in 2018 that she had been spending too much money, it was Ms. Hutsona she turned to for help. Ms. Hutsona came through, not only by helping Ms. Kidd to prioritize and cut some of her expenses, but also by hunting down better deals on vacation homes, housekeepers and repairs.

As it turned out, Ms. Kidd’s purchases weren’t the problem.

The real expense, federal prosecutors say, was Ms. Hutsona, who is charged with siphoning funds from Ms. Kidd’s accounts, including her children’s college savings accounts, and using the money “for personal expenses, such as mobile phones, restaurants and nightclubs, luxury hotels, and jewelry.”

Ms. Kidd and her financial adviser discovered $307,498.02 missing from her accounts — and newly opened credit cards in Ms. Kidd’s name.

Confused, Ms. Kidd asked Ms. Hutsona if she knew anything about what was going on.

She denied knowing anything. But later, Ms. Hutsona turned up sobbing on Ms. Kidd’s doorstep and confessed, saying she felt pressured to impress her husband. Then she got on her knees, begged for forgiveness and offered to turn herself in.

Ms. Kidd felt pity. There might be, she thought, a way for the two women to move forward without involving the police.

The two signed a “personal plea agreement,” according to the complaint filed by prosecutors. Ms. Kidd changed all her account numbers before allowing Ms. Hutsona to continue working for her while Ms. Hutsona paid back what she had stolen.

In*a “Homeless Millionaire” episode*that aired after they signed the agreement, Ms. Hutsona visits Ms. Kidd at her home in Calabasas. “She’s apparently a client, and I apparently work for her, but she’s actually like the best person anyone’s ever met in their life,” Ms. Hutsona says.

But she continued siphoning money from Ms. Kidd’s account, according to the complaint. One year after signing the informal plea agreement, in September 2019, Ms. Kidd’s financial adviser discovered she was being taken advantage of again by Ms. Hutsona. By then, Ms. Kidd’s credit score had dropped to the 400s.

Ms. Hutsona was arrested on Feb. 17.

Contacted by phone, Ms. Kidd declined to comment on the allegations, saying that she did not want to say anything that might jeopardize the case against Ms. Hutsona. Ms. Hutsona only said that it was “false” that she was confronted by Ms. Kidd and fired.

Since his wife’s arrest, Mr. Hutsona’s only public statement has been a short video of him riding a Jet Ski. (He declined to comment for this article.) He is not named in the suit against Ms. Hutsona, though he is a co-owner of Elite Lux Life.

Mr. Hutsona, 35, as it happens, has his own history with fraud. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to cashing at least nine checks belonging to the former N.F.L. running back Reggie Bush, a high school teammate.

He was sentenced to 600 hours of community service, three years of formal probation and was to make $60,049 in restitution. In 2018, court records show, Mr. Hutsona’s petition to have his felony convictions reduced to a misdemeanor was rejected, “due to the petitioner not having made any restitution to the victims in this case.”

‘She’s Just a Con Artist’

Ms. Kidd’s decision to give Ms. Hutsona a second chance made perfect sense to Ms. Hutsona’s older sister, Deborah Lindstrom, a marriage and family therapist who lives in the Bay Area.

“She’s just a con artist, it’s really sad to say. And she’s really good at it. She has been her whole life,” Ms. Lindstrom said. “She can talk anybody into anything.”

Ms. Lindstrom said she and her sister have been out of touch since 2008. Ms. Hutsona — who was then known by the name Tracii Lynn Show Vician — had been arrested in 2007 on charges of identity theft and wire fraud alongside her husband at the time, Paul Vician. Ms. Lindstrom spoke with the authorities in that case and said Ms. Hutsona still blames her for her subsequent conviction.

But the arrest had nothing to do with Ms. Hutsona’s family.

In August 2005, Ms. Hutsona was working in business development at a staffing company, pairing corporations with short-term contractors.

According to court records, Ms. Hutsona created two fictitious contractors and hired them to work for an insurance company. Their pay went to her and her husband’s joint bank accounts. To conceal her involvement and make the paperwork look legitimate, Ms. Hutsona doctored a copy of her passport, Photoshopping her name and pasting a photograph of a Black woman over her own.

Before the scheme was discovered, the company had paid more than $168,000 to Ms. Hutsona — who had by then left the job.

“We were totally shocked,” said Scott Sornbutnark, a former co-worker. “I mean, she was super-personable. Like, super-charismatic.”

Mr. Sornbutnark still recalls the day police officers came to the office, showed him an array of photographs and asked him to circle anyone he recognized. Ms. Hutsona’s face immediately jumped out of the lineup.

“I thought she lived in Marina del Rey, which is here in California,” Mr. Sornbutnark said. “That’s a pricey neighborhood, it’s a nice neighborhood. I was like, ‘Wow, why do you need this job?’ I can see how she afforded it now.’”

Before getting caught, Ms. Hutsona defrauded two other staffing companies, stealing more than half a million dollars over an 18-month period using the same techniques.

Court documents from the time also noted Ms. Hutsona’s previous run-ins with the law, which included buying a Jeep from a car dealership with a bad check; using stolen and forged checks to pay rent and buy a washer-dryer; opening a Robinsons-May department store credit card using a variant of someone else’s name and Social Security number; trying to steal a refrigerator; fraudulently obtaining a passport after hers had been seized by the government; and failing to appear in court for sentencing.

Prosecutors even said that Ms. Hutsona had once been arrested on charges of escaping from prison, though they noted “this case was dismissed for an unknown reason.”

If that were true, would not be granted bail,” Ms. Hutsona wrote in an email.

Ms. Lindstrom said her sister’s ploys dated back to when they were growing up in San Jose, Calif. Their parents, Ms. Lindstrom said, had struggles of their own. Ms. Hutsona, the baby of the family, was largely raised by her sisters.

“You have to be a little sympathetic, because our childhood sucked,” Ms. Lindstrom said. “We lived in a normal house, and it seemed normal from the outside. My mother was very charming and beautiful, and my father had the Irish gift of the gab.”

For her sister, it started small, with things like stealing her driver’s license, Ms. Lindstrom said. (Ms. Hutsona said this was borrowing, and that calling it stealing was “distorted to portray criminal activity.”) Her activities spiraled quickly into stealing from their parents and getting credit cards in their grandmother’s name. (Ms. Hutsona described this as “false.”)

She also recalled one particularly brazen ploy that came along later — one that Ms. Hutsona also described as “false.”

“She convinced this car dealership that she was working on the movie ‘Jingle All the Way,’ and she needed a car for Arnold Schwarzenegger to drive,” Ms. Lindstrom said. “It was some fancy car, she always liked to drive fancy cars. But that’s how talented she is. Do you know how good you have to be to do that?”

The Palm Springs Job

In September 2008, Jacqueline Ellman moved from Palm Springs to Los Angeles with her children after a divorce. She had a new home to furnish, and Ms. Hutsona had listed some furniture on Craigslist.

The couches were nice, and the Orange County home where Ms. Ellman picked them up was even nicer.

Ms. Ellman ended up really liking Ms. Hutsona, who volunteered to deliver the couches to her home later that evening. But Ms. Hutsona had a tale of woe: Her family’s new Malibu apartment had mold! Ms. Ellman, who had planned on renting out her Palm Springs home to vacationers, took pity.

“I learned that they were having to move out of this house and that they didn’t have a next step,” Ms. Ellman said. “I was like, ‘Wow, that’s pretty devastating. Whatever, whatever.’ I mean, that’s where, stupid me, I offered to let her stay in my place free of charge.”

But Ms. Ellman didn’t know that Ms. Hutsona had recently been evicted from the fancy Coto de Cazo home for trying to pay her $6,500 monthly rent with a bad check and by stopping payment on a second.

The women became close. Ms. Ellman allowed Ms. Hutsona’s family to crash on her couch when she and her husband had meetings in Los Angeles. When Ms. Hutsona, Mr. Vician and their two children were invited to tape an episode of the game show “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” Ms. Ellman accompanied them as their guest and cheered them on.

Then, things — like Gucci purses — started going missing.

“She just knows how to navigate a person. She acts very reliable, and she becomes very close to you as though she’s your friend,” Ms. Ellman said. “She almost knows when you’re in a position to help, and she works it to the end. But she makes it where you offer it up. She works the angle that she’s in a bind, and she doesn’t know what to do.”

So basically these frauds were finessing large sums of money, and then flaunting it all on YouTube. Can't make this sh*t up smh



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 3 weeks ago '09        #2
chasedg 
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You can't read the sh*t without signing up for NY times, do you work for them or something? The fu*k you copy half the article for?
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 3 weeks ago '04        #3
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noone is clicking, you made the thread so you should post the whole article for everyone.


take this slap until then.
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 3 weeks ago '13        #4
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Fortunately, Ms. Ellman had filed a change-of-address form when she moved to Los Angeles. So the bill for a new credit card in her name, while it was addressed to the Palm Springs location, came directly to her. There were charges for a storage unit, car repairs and an Audi rental from Hertz.

“I texted her and I said, ‘Did you really open a Mastercard card in my name, Tracii?’ Then, she called me up right away, said, ‘I have this problem and I’m really trying to be better,’ and this and that,” Ms. Ellman said.

According to the arrest report, Ms. Hutsona “broke down and began crying on the phone admitting to opening the accounts,” and claimed her husband was “on drugs or something.” (Ms. Ellman says there were also charges for Passages Malibu, the pricey celebrity rehab center, on the card.)

Eventually most of the charges in Ms. Ellman’s name were forgiven, but she still had to go to court as part of the prosecution. During the hearing, Ms. Hutsona asked the judge for permission to address Ms. Ellman.

“She asked the judge, while she was shackled up in court, she said, ‘May I say something to her?’” Ms. Ellman said. “The judge says to me, ‘Do you want?’ I said, ‘No.’ I wouldn’t even look at her.”


“Living a Productive and Humble Lifestyle”

Around the same time they moved into Ms. Ellman’s Palm Springs house, records show, Mr. Vician flipped on Ms. Hutsona. He pleaded out to accessory after the fact to mail fraud for his role in cashing three of the fraudulent paychecks.

“When the United States Diplomatic Security Service began investigating Mr. Vician’s wife, he immediately came to her defense,” his lawyers wrote in a pre-sentencing memo. “He had been married to her for close to 12 years — he believed in her innocence. He did not think his wife would be so foolish to commit a scheme to pay fictitious employees to enrich their family. However over the course of the investigation and the development of the criminal case, Mr. Vician discovered more and more about his wife’s double life.”

A few months later, Ms. Hutsona also agreed to a plea deal for charges around wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax evasion. She was sentenced to 75 months at a low-security prison for women in California. According to court records, she spent her time behind bars as a practicing Buddhist who worked for a Federal Bureau of Prisons call center, taught English classes to her fellow inmates and helped with prison programs to raise awareness for AIDS and brea*t cancer.

By 2010, Ms. Hutsona had participated in psychological counseling groups and addiction and behavioral programs. She told the people around her she had learned her lesson and was prepared to live an exemplary life.

“She is committed to breaking this cycle, determined to stay away from the influence which has repeatedly ensued destructive behaviors and living a productive and humble lifestyle,” Ms. Hutsona wrote in 2010, in a motion to vacate her sentence on the grounds of ineffective counsel. She was denied.

“Tracii is an individual who is worthy of a second chance,” wrote Andy Richards, a chaplain at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center, in a 2009 letter. “I believe she will be successful upon her release and will not come back.”

A Controversy Over Breakfast — and Some Answers

Ten years later, even as Ms. Kidd fired Ms. Hutsona, a hospitality group was also trying to sue the Hutsonas.

The Hutsonas had opened a breakfast-themed restaurant in San Diego, and called it Breakfast bi*ch. They opened a second outpost in Phoenix, Ariz.

Queens Hospitality was accusing the Hutsonas of stealing the idea from a Miami Beach eatery called Bacon bi*ch.

Both restaurants feature signs that read, “bi*ch don’t k*ll my vibe,” greet customers with the phrase “Welcome bi*ch” and identify entrees as “main bi*ch” and side items as “side bi*ch.”

The restaurants were so similar that the Yelp representative who added the Hutsonas’ restaurant to Yelp’s listings was even confused, according to court filings.

The management company also said that Ms. Hutsona visited the Miami Beach restaurant — and had emailed the company to inquire about franchising opportunities — before opening her own spot.

The case was ultimately dismissed last year, though by that point her local counsel had already withdrawn, saying that Ms. Hutsona was “no longer able and willing to pay for the attorney’s fees and costs.”

But the filings may help account for some of the missing Kidd money.

In a motion to dismiss, Ms. Hutsona submitted evidence that she had spent around $50,000 on marketing and branding, plus another $16,000 for merchandise, employee uniforms and décor branded with the establishment’s name.

Among the credit card receipts that Ms. Hutsona submitted in support of her claim are charges made to a Visa card that has been identified as Ms. Kidd’s.

Ms. Hutsona is currently free on bail while her lawyers and prosecutors continue “discussions concerning this case and its possible disposition,” according to court documents.

Her San Diego location has been closed for the pandemic but its website claims it is reopening today; the outpost in Phoenix has remained open during the pandemic.

And while Ms. Kidd may have inadvertently funded this breakfast mess, she recently made her loyalties clear.

Last month, on vacation in Miami, she posted a photograph of herself at Bacon bi*ch. The caption read: “It’s the restaurant for me!
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 3 weeks ago '13        #5
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 infam0uskills said
noone is clicking, you made the thread so you should post the whole article for everyone.


take this slap until then.
Rest of it is up now
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 3 weeks ago '04        #6
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 Vercetti said
Rest of it is up now
appreciate that fam.
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 3 weeks ago '20        #7
PharoahSoul 
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Jason Kidd ex wife is a dunce , she stole Hundreds of thousands from you and you continue to hire her?
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 3 weeks ago '17        #8
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Need the video not the written story
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 3 weeks ago '15        #9
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Not reading all that pu**y a*s sh*t. Op eat a d*ck
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 3 weeks ago '20        #10
Oxx 
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Really dude???(

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 3 weeks ago '19        #11
Dolph 
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My kinda bi*ch
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Top 10 most propped recently  3 weeks ago '20        #12
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I'm not reading all that sh*t


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 3 weeks ago '19        #13
MP2019 
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BX ain’t reading all that sh*t come on dawg. Where the cliffs at?
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 3 weeks ago '18        #14
TheLuminousOne  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Lmaoooooo
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 3 weeks ago '14        #15
BasedGawd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Alot of these Youtube and Instagram characters are living lies.
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 3 weeks ago '19        #16
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 MP2019 said
BX ain’t reading all that sh*t come on dawg. Where the cliffs at?
She was basically scamming people out of there money, committing identity fraud, she opened bank accounts even in her own family’s names, she basically said she was doing all this to impress her boyfriend you see in the videos.

Edit: spelling errors galore, I just faced two L’s of berry fritter let me rock
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 3 weeks ago '18        #17
Phamous  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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This n*gga posted a Harry Potter novel. We gon need them cliffs lol.
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 3 weeks ago '20        #18
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 chasedg said
You can't read the sh*t without signing up for NY times, do you work for them or something? The fu*k you copy half the article for?
you think a bx member works for the new york times ?
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 3 weeks ago '17        #19
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Is this bi*ch 24 or 42?





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 3 weeks ago '04        #20
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 Vercetti said
Wild story. The woman is the definition of a sociopath




So basically these frauds were finessing large sums of money, and then flaunting it all on YouTube. Can't make this sh*t up smh

how u aint put no cliffs

n*ggas aint got time to read all dat

 3 weeks ago '11        #21
QB Eagles  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Yeah I read that article 2 days ago. I can't believe yall crying about reading.
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 3 weeks ago '21        #22
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Man I gotta start targeting older White Women dog. She was doing all that for a n*gga . I had to call an Uber for this bi*ch laying next to me now. I need to live my best life not my stressed life


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 3 weeks ago '17        #23
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Somehow it's still the n*ggas fault. Peep these White women getting on code. Those are dog whistle statements. "The negro made me do it" basically what she just said.

Old hag a*s bi*ch.
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 3 weeks ago '11        #24
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She stupid as fu*k got greedy even when the woman forgave her and said nah I ain’t gone turn you in. Plus ima let you still work for me, I would have stopped there because I got off free. But noo this bi*ch kept going. Just like the dumb bi*ch fu*king with dj mustard. Just do your job man you be faithful to them you could maybe get some connections, they tell you what to invest in maybe even make sure you a ceo of one of their companies so you can get a bag. Don’t steal and be a greedy bi*ch
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 3 weeks ago '11        #25
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 JacobWatch said
Is this bi*ch 24 or 42?





her age changes from pic to pic, unless she took her mom with her
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