Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Center
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A Florida woman working at a strip club bilked a patron out of more than $62,000 after getting him intoxicated with tequila, according to police.
On June 9, a man visited the Playmates Club in Miami, Florida. While at the gentleman's club, the man paid for private dances from six women, including 34-year-old exotic dancer Yannelin Rivera-Bosaw. While in the private VIP room, the man claimed he was plied with tequila to the point of debilitating intoxication. Detectives said the dancers told the victim that the drinks "were on the house."
WPLG reported, "While the man remained in the VIP seat, Rivera-Bosaw took his wallet and cellphone while he was 'too dizzy' to react as she distracted him by rubbing up against him along with the other women, according to the report."
The alcohol allegedly caused the victim to not be able to stand, and he wasn't able to leave the strip club until 4 a.m.
The man told police that he later realized that there were six transactions withdrawing money from his PayPal account. There were also charges made to his Chase, American Express, and Wells Fargo accounts from Playmates Bar and Grill. In total, $62,345.91 was paid to Playmates Bar and Grill and Triple Vision, which is the LLC name for the strip club, according to the police report. The man claimed that he did not authorize the charges.
The victim told police that Rivera-Bosaw had entered her phone number into his cellphone in order to send herself payments.
Police zeroed in on Rivera-Bosaw as a suspect after her story was inconsistent.
The New York Post reported, "She told detectives that she initiated the transactions, but claimed that the victim authorized them. Skeptical investigators found texts she sent to her husband and a friend complaining that the man had canceled one of her PayPal transfers."
Police said the stripper's cellphone had a text message conversation about selling human growth hormones and anabolic steroids at the Playmates Club.
Rivera-Bosaw was arrested and faces charges of committing an organized scheme to defraud, fraudulent use of a credit card for $100 or more, grand theft, and selling narcotics without a prescription. She was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.