Don’t you hate it when con artists take advantage of nice people? Well, allegedly, that’s what happened to former Soap star Victoria Rowell who found herself the victim of a crafty local con artist.
The former Young & The Restless star has been in the news recently due to rampant speculation that she might be joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
According to a concerned friend, Rowell met a man in Atlanta who goes by the aliases Jasper Rose, Jasper Hood and Prince. The friend said he passes himself off as a “celebrity wardrobe stylist” who claims to have worked with stylist Rachel Zoe. His client list supposedly included singer Monica, Amber Rose, Danity Kane, and others.
The friend said Rowell needed a stylist for a shoot and she trusted Rose/Hood with her American Express card to pull clothes for the shoot at high end boutiques. But during his shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue Club, he also pulled pieces for himself, racking up a bill of $30,000.
According to Rowell’s friend, the man was able to gain her trust by convincing her he also styled Monica for her album shoot in New York last month.
The friend said Rowell is doubly concerned because he had access to her home and he has her driver’s license information as well as her credit card info (she canceled the Amex card).
The friend said Rowell and her husband recently moved to Atlanta from LA. “Her being new to Atlanta and not really knowing anybody made Victoria an easy target,” she said.
She said Rowell is in the process of filing a police report but she doesn’t know the con artist’s real name.
Apparently, Jasper/Hood is aware that Rowell has been asking around about him which prompted him to tweet this yesterday: