New Smyrna Beach, FL - The State Attorney's Office has filed charges of Grand Theft, Money Laundering, Racketeering, and Scheme to Defraud against 69-year-old Jean Leclercq of New Smyrna Beach. Her daughter, 49-year-old Lisa Searson is also named in the filing.
An investigator with the Office of the State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit stated in the charging affidavit that the pair are responsible for $189,629.75 in losses to Synchrony Financial Services, operating as Synchrony Bank.
The scheme, according to the investigation, five enterprises were established using fictitious information and the name of Defendant's deceased grandmother. They used deceptive advertising of medical cosmetic services and procedures through Internet marketing and local advertising.
An application for Care Credit financing allegedly signed by a local M.D. was done without his knowledge or consent.
The daughter, in this case, Lisa Searson, has been under investigation in Seminole County for operating several medical cosmetic clinics in Volusia, Seminole, and Broward counties. During the State Attorney's Office investigation, Searsomn was already on felony probation after spending five years with the Florida Department of Corrections.
Leclercq will be arraigned on March 11, 2021. She is out of jail on a $100,000 bond. Searson's next day in court is March 1, 2021, for pre-trial.