Simpson Scammer Not Too Clever

A New Jersey woman was arrested July 22nd for allegedly posing as Jessica Simpson‘s assistant to rake in about $12,000 worth of free goodies from unsuspecting purveyors.

Courtney Handel was arrested by East Rutherford police but released a couple of days later. She faces charges of theft by deception, fraud and trademark infringement.

Police said Handel sent e-mails and faxes to companies claiming she was CaCee Cobb and that Simpson was interested in the companies’ products.

Police nabbed the poser in no time because she used her own address for the shipments of boots, cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, skin care and tanning products.