Her real name is Maria Christina Johnson
She’s a con-artist who was born in 1971.
With no permanent address, she stays with people she’s just met.
She’s currently married to a man named Chris Hainka. They’re not currently seeing each other. They met on the Internet in 2010, dated for 8 months, and then got married. He kicked her out after saying she stole thousands of dollars from his friends to give him a $5,000 birthday party. He gives her props for fooling him.
She has a few stories she uses:
- "I’m from Miami."
- "I’m a wealthy socialite."
- "I run a modeling agency."
- "I’m associated with the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Racing Team."
She’s not associated with the Hendrick
Motorsports NASCAR Racing Team.
She went home with a man she met in a bar. She stole his credit card, and within a few days, she had charged over $9,000 on the stolen card, including $2,000 at a clothing store. She also bought a bicycle.
She does not own a motor vehicle.
She does dress very well, in designer clothes.
She uses multiple fake names:
- Maria Hendricks
- Maria Johnson
- Christina Johnson
- Gia Johnson
- Gia Hendricks
When she pretended to be Gia Hendricks, the head of a modeling agency, she hired a woman named Stephanie Younger as her assistant. She got Ms. Younger’s bank account information so she could be paid as an employee. She told Ms. Younger she could even withdraw a little extra from that account. The checks bounced, and "Gia Hendricks" vanished.
Ms. Younger created a Facebook profile and set up a trap to catch "Gia Hendricks."
Maria Christina Johnson is 5’ 5" tall, weighs 154 pounds and has a tattoo of Orion on her lower back.
It might look something like this:
A tattoo of the constellation Orion.
In Greek mythology, Orion was a hunter.
She is wanted for similar crimes in Washington and Oregon.
She is a convicted felon
She spent two years and five months in prison for bail jumping, identity theft, forgery and the fraudulent use of checks.
Currently I don’t have the details, but Ms. Younger’s Facebook sting was successful, and Maria Christina Johnson was arrested.
This is where Ms. Johnson was arrested,
on the corner of North Cahuenga and
Odin Street, in Hollywood, California.
The day after she was arrested (and her story and photo appeared in the local news), almost a dozen more potential victims contacted police.
– Manhattan Beach police bust alleged con-artist, "Gia Hendricks", Easy Reader News>>
– ‘Sexy’ ID Thief Wanted in 3 States Busted in Hollywood, KTLA Los Angeles>>
– Foxy female con artist busted by Facebook sting, 10 News WTSP>>
– North Cahuenga Boulevard / Odin Street, Google Street view>>