UPDATE: Monique Vallair Anthony was terminated by Mary Kay Inc., effective July 1, 2022.
Mary Kay Inc. always talks about integrity and the go-give spirit. Apparently that was not a consideration when the company appointed Monique Vallair Anthony as a national sales director last year.
Either the company didn’t know about Monique’s two big felony cases, or they did their due diligence and decided they didn’t care because Monique brings in money for them. And if Mary Kay didn’t know about this…. HI MARY KAY INC…. do better homework so Pink Truth members don’t have to do it for you.
You see, Monique Anthony’s real name is Earleana Monique Tafesse. She has also been known as Monique Vallair, Earleana Vallair, Earleana Mitchell, Monique Mitchell, and Monique Tafesse. Why on earth would she not use her given first name of Earleana? Maybe she doesn’t like her first name. Or maybe it’s because of the two big felonies she’s carrying for FRAUD. Yep, financial fraud. And one of the cases even involved Mary Kay!!!
The cases are both in Harris County, Texas. One charge is for making a false statement to obtain credit in the amount of $30k to $150k:
And the other is for theft equal to or greater than $200,000:
You can read all the details of the two cases of The Sate of Texas vs. Tafesse, Earleana M (now known as Monique Vallair-Anthony here.) But I’ll also sum up the cases for you. So interesting!
It all started in 2013 when Monique went and bought a $42k Mercedes and used false information to get a loan. She said her income was over $100k and used a fake pay stub from I Bar Rio (which had been closed for 5 years) as proof of income.
Then she went and got a $5k cash advance, and filed a false police report claiming she was a victim of identity theft, and the debt was written off. Then she got $20k from a line of credit using the fake I Bar Rio pay stub again. She then went and used the fake I Bar Rio pay stub to get a BMW for $45k, and no payments were made.
The next year, 2014, our not-yet-nsd friend went and got $16k on a line of credit with the fake pay stub, and falsely reported that she was a victim of identity theft, and that debt was written off too. In 2015, Monique went and got another BMW, this time for $55k and with the fake I Bar Rio pay stub. She also got a credit card, ran up $7k of charges, and made no payments on either the car loan or the credit card. Monique then used a fake pay stub from the State of Texas to get a $20k loan, and did the whole “my identity was stolen” routine AGAIN to have the loan written off.
But my favorite part of the Earleana/Monique story is how she admitted to these crimes on May 22, 2016 and June 7, 2016 when she was questioned by police….. but in December 2016 she did it all over again. This time with a fake pay stub from Mary Kay Inc.
This scheme involved getting a loan for a $60k Mercedes Benz and a $7k personal loan, both using the fake Mary Kay pay stub.
In case you were wondering, the total that she conned banks and finance companies out of was almost $279k. They received some of their money back through payments and repossession and sale of the collateral.
The state wanted Earleana/Monique to spend some time in prison. But the end result was that Monique was put on 7 years of probation. I suspect the terms of the probation were that she had to have no new charges, and she had to pay back the creditors that she bilked. The state asked for restitution of $170,246. So every time Monique cons a new recruit into purchasing a big Mary Kay inventory package and gets a commission check, maybe the creditors are getting paid?
I’ll bet Monique’s sister nsds are all real proud of her! Mary Kay is a values-based company!!!
So what happened to the “highest standards of integrity” that Mary Kay had in their nsd contract?
Or in their Advance brochure?
Oh I’m sure that the story will be that she changed her life and it’s awful for me to bring this up. Nope. You’re on felony probation for financial crimes. You have no business being appointed nsd for a company that touts ethics every chance they get, and being in a position of trust when it comes to the money of recruits. I suppose Monique got herself to nsd with her fabulous skills at conning people into giving her money….