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Inside the life of 'serial con artist' Tracii Show Hutsona who 'funneled $1m from NBA star's ex'

An influencer faces 22 years in prison after allegedly funneling more than $1 million from the bank accounts of an NBA star's ex wife in order to fund her lavish lifestyle. 

Tracii Show Hutsona, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors say she 'afforded herself swanky accommodations using her clients money'.

Hutsona fronted a luxury concierge firm and bragged about being a 'homeless millionaire' on a YouTube channel she had set up with her husband - all the while allegedly raiding her victim’s bank accounts accounts. 

That alleged victim was Joumana Kidd, 48, the ex-wife of former NBA player Jason Kidd, The New York Times reports. 

Hutsona had been hired as her personal assistant in 2015 but after $307,498.02 was discovered missing Kidd confronted the wannabe YouTube star, who is then said to have begged for forgiveness. 

Kidd said she felt sorry for Hutsona and, after changing her bank details, agreed not to go to the police and allowed Hutsona to carry on her work. But Hutsona is said to have continued taking money from Kidd - including from a college fund - and she was arrested on February 17. 

She now stands accused of stealing more than $1 million from Kidd. Prosecutors said in February: 'In total, Hutsona stole and spent over $1 million of Victim-1’s money in order to finance her own luxury lifestyle.' 

Asked about the allegations she faces, Hutsona told the Times: 'I will be happy to elaborate on and provide documentation regarding the actual facts of this matter once the case is behind me.'

Tracii Show Hutsona, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

Hutsona, right, had fronted a luxury concierge firm and bragged about being a 'homeless millionaire' on YouTube with her husband, left, all the while raiding her alleged victim’s bank accounts accounts, prosecutors said

That alleged victim was Joumana Kidd, pictured, the ex-wife of former NBA player Jason Kidd, according to reports

Another alleged victim, Jacqueline Ellman, offered to let her stay in her Palm Springs home free of charge before luxury goods like Gucci bags began going missing. 

Ellman said: 'She just knows how to navigate a person. She acts very reliable, and she becomes very close to you as though she’s your friend.

'She almost knows when you’re in a position to help, and she works it to the end. But she makes it where you offer it up. She works the angle that she’s in a bind, and she doesn’t know what to do.'

Her social media pages show off expensive homes, cars including including a Mercedes G Wagon and a Lamborghini and private jets alongside 35-year-old husband Derrell Hutsona

Hutsona, whose own sister, Deborah Lindstrom, has called a con artist, helped found Elite Lux Life, a full-service concierge firm. It boasted of being able to 'accommodate the most discerning traveler' and of being the 'go-to service for wanting to enjoy the very best life has to offer'

The couple have even faced accusations of stealing their restaurant idea from Miami based Bacon B***h. They opened a San Diego spot and called it Breakfast B***h

Hutsona, whose own sister, Deborah Lindstrom, has called her a con artist, helped found Elite Lux Life, a full-service concierge firm. 

It boasted of being able to 'accommodate the most discerning traveler' and of being the 'go-to service for wanting to enjoy the very best life has to offer.' 

In its social media posts, Elite Lux Life markets itself as a 'VIP Concierge Company (SPECIALIZING IN THE GOOD LIFE) Jets-Yachts-Vacation Rentals-Exotic Vehicles.'

Her social media pages show off expensive homes, cars including including a Mercedes G Wagon and a Lamborghini as well as private jets alongside 35-year-old husband Derrell Hutsona. 

The couple have even faced accusations of stealing their restaurant idea from Miami based Bacon B***h. They opened a San Diego spot and called it Breakfast B***h. 

But Lindstrom told The New York Times: 'She's just a con artist, it's really sad to say. And she's really good at it. She has been her whole life. 

'She can talk anybody into anything.' Lindstrom says she believed her sister's alleged behavior stems from a difficult childhood which saw Hudstona - the youngest sibling - raised by her sisters instead of their troubled parents. 

Hutsona had been her PA but after $307,498.02 was discovered missing she was confronted by Kidd who said she felt sorry for Hutsona and, after changing her bank details, agreed not to go to the police

Hutsona's arrest was first announced in February. She is said to have carried out her scheme from 2015 until late 2019. 

Prosecutors said then that she had 'used her position as a personal assistant to funnel money from her victim's financial accounts'. 

They said her scheme included 'taking money from the victim's children's college savings accounts, into her own spending account in order to fund a lavish lifestyle'.  

Hutsona has already been convicted in federal court in 2008 for committing a separate fraud and aggravated identity theft. That was in connection with the 'submission of fraudulent invoices for a staffing agency in Japan', prosecutors said. 

Kidd then allowed Hutsona to carry on her work, unaware that she allegedly continued to steal her money Hutsona was arrested on February 17 and now faces 22 years in prison

Prosecutors say: 'In total, HUTSONA stole and spent over $1 million of Victim-1’s money in order to finance her own luxury lifestyle'

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss stated: 'Traccii Show-Hutsona, a personal assistant and founding partner of Elite Lux Life, branded her concierge service as the 'VIP Concierge Company (SPECIALIZING IN THE GOOD LIFE) Jets-Yachts-Vacation Rentals-Exotic Vehicles.' 

'As alleged, Show-Hutsona afforded herself the same swanky accommodations she promised her clientele – only she did so with their money.' 

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea stated: 'As alleged in this federal complaint, Tracii Show-Hutsona turned her clients into victims, betraying their trust to carry out her own embezzlement scheme.' 

Hutsona is charged with one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of two years in prison.    

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