A “high-flying” serial scammer who touts herself as a luxury lifestyle guru embezzled more than $1 million from a mom who was setting aside cash to send her kids to college, Manhattan prosecutors said Friday.
Traccii Show-Hutsona — who goes by the names “traci boss” and “the official breakfast b—ch” on social media — met her victim in 2015 when she was hired by the unidentified woman to be a personal assistant and concierge in California, according to a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.
Hutsona billed herself as a concierge who could supply her clients with luxury vehicles, private planes and vacation rentals through her company, Elite Lux Life, prosecutors said.
But soon after she started working for the victim, Hutsona allegedly began swiping dough by transferring funds first from the woman’s bank account into a kiddie college savings account — then from there, to accounts controlled by the suspect.
Hutsona also used credit and debit cards linked to her victim’s accounts to fund trips to nightclubs and stays at luxury hotels and to buy jewelry and other luxury items, the feds said.
She attempted to cover up the theft after she was fired in 2019 by sending a falsified “notarized” document to a New York bank that purported to show her having been given power of attorney over her victim’s bank accounts, court papers said.
Hutsona, who was convicted in 2008 of ripping off a Japanese staffing agency, faces wire fraud and identity-theft charges.
“Hutsona afforded herself the same swanky accommodations she promised her clientele – only she did so with their money,” US Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.
“Thanks to our partners at the NYPD and U.S. Secret Service, Tracii Show-Hutsona’s alleged high-flying confidence scheme has now been grounded, and she faces embezzlement charges in federal court,” Strauss said.