Florida Mother and Son Allegedly Stole $70,000 From Kim Kardashian, Other Celebrities

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

A mother-son team in Lake Mary, Florida, carried out their own personal Robin Hood dreams earlier this year when authorities say they stole over $70,000 from hot-shot celebrities like Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, and Ashton Kutcher.

But it's not exactly a Robin Hood story. Kyah Green and Luis Flores are accused of using the stars' personal information to conduct wire transfers and credit card transactions on their behalf -- but giving the cash only to themselves.

See also: Celebrity Hackers of Kim Kardashian, Michelle Obama, and Others Were Inspired by Dexter

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the pair is believed to have used the personal information that hackers leaked several months ago to change the addresses and phone numbers on celebrities' credit card accounts. Then they had replacement credit cards shipped to their apartment, and voila! Money for nothing.

Nothing except a little jail time, anyway. Green was released following her arrest and is awaiting trial, but Flores remains in the Seminole County Jail without bail.

In addition to the Kardashian empire and Ashton Kutcher, the scheme also targeted Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. The couple also applied for credit in Paris Hilton's name, the Sentinel says.

If that's true, the duo has managed to piss off the President, the FBI, the Scientologists, and the Illuminati in one fell swoop. That's a lot of powerful enemies. On second thought, maybe these two would sleep easier at night if they were in prison.

Follow Ciara LaVelle on Twitter @ciaralavelle.

Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.