East Nashville socialite Susan Siegel, age 68, was arrested on Wednesday for ‘Worthless Check- ($501 – $1,000) TCA 39-14-121*8’. On June 21st, Siegel visited Woo Skin Care & Cosmetics and paid for $686.09 worth of merchandise with check #117 drawn on a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney bank account. Her identity was verified via drivers license / photo ID. The check was returned as ‘account closed’, and a certified letter was mailed to Susan Siegel, requesting payment. Despite multiple phone calls and responses stating her account had been ‘hacked’, she failed to pay the debt, even though she promised to return with a ‘certified check’, but never did. Siegel was also booked on a ‘Theft $1,000 or less’ charge on June 5th for an incident that happened in March of this year.
Despite a long history of civil suits for worthless checks by Siegel, this was the first time it had become a criminal charge against her. The Theft charge from June was her first criminal charge here in Davidson County, though dozens of civil suits and evictions exist going back to 2004.
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The defendant paid for the cosmetics with a check drawn on Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Account for the purchase price of $686.09. Crystal Brown accepted the check and noted the license number on the check. Ms. Brown compared the picture on the license to the defendant and then accepted the check number 117. The check was returned unpaid . An inquiry to the drawee indicated that the account had been closed. Certified letter was sent to the defendant but she did not make the check good. The defendant was phoned numerous times and did respond stating that her account had been hacked and she would come with a certified check which never happened.
About Susan Siegel:
Ms Siegel is from Piedmont, California, now living in Nashville, Tennessee. A respected voice in health care, wellness and prevention, she brings over 25 years experience. Susan was the face and voice of Doctors Medical Center, where she realized the importance of, negotiated and opened the first women’s center for Tenet’s flagship in Modesto, CA. After moving to Nashville, she became Vice President of Operations for CHD Meridian, where she was responsible for 30 national, onsite health care clinics and $55,000,000 of revenue. She championed wellness for the employees she served, developed the firm’s approach to provider recruitment, helped grow new clinic sites, oversaw compliance and achieved outstanding operating results. She has started multiple companies in her native California and led two significant startups in Nashville.
From her profile, Susan states she has a commitment to giving back & passion for wellness, prevention & the environment. She has been a member of numerous organizations: Chair for Heart & Soul benefit for the American Heart Association, Incarnation Cathedral Parish Council, lay minister & capital campaigns, Historic Germantown Neighborhood Board, and was appointed by Mayor Karl Dean to the NECAT Network Board. Susan was particularly honored to join the Cumberland River Compact Board; serving on committees, where she continued her efforts to leave Nashville & middle-Tennessee just a bit better than when she arrived.
A serial entrepreneur, Susan remains an advocate for prevention & wellness, easy access to affordable care, and end of life. She is writing a book chronicling the final journey with her good friend who died in June 2016 from MS.
Susan is currently out on $2,000 bond, via Grumpy’s, and will appear for court on this charge on 09/15. She has a court date of 09/19 to answer to the recent theft charge.
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Some previous examples of presenting worthless checks go back over a decade, despite this being the first criminal charge. Siegel has tens of thousands of dollars in judgments civilly.