Veteran soap star Eva LaRue continues to have some challenging times. The Daytime Emmy winner, best known to daytime viewers for playing Maria on All My Children and most recently Lola and Rey Rosales’s mom, Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless, revealed the latest problem she encountered and warning she has for everyone.
Eva LaRue Battles Credit Card Fraud
“Just a friendly public service announcement: Kaya and I had our credit cards hacked at 2 different gas stations in in the LA area and 3 more that were super suspicious when I asked why we were directed to the teller inside,” she said. “Some are stealing PIN’s: Beware.”
Kaya is the 19-year-old daughter of LaRue and the late John Callahan, who tragically passed away in March of 2020. LaRue and Callahan fell in love playing supercouple Maria and Edmund on All My Children.
Among those who expressed concern about Eva LaRue’s predicament was Morgan Fairchild, who joined hundreds of worried fans in sending support to the actress and trying to make sense of the situation.
Sadly, this isn’t the first brush with identify theft she’s encountered. After Callahan died, LaRue discovered that his identity was stolen after his death due to a home burglary where some of his papers were taken.
“Somebody broke into his house right after he died and stole his identity, his car, his laptop,” LaRue told Fox News at the time. “They have been taking out loans and credit cards in his name and they’ve siphoned money out of his bank account—it’s been a nightmare. A nightmare.”
It took months and an endless number of calls to get things sorted out, and Eva LaRue called the whole experience “a bureaucratic nightmare.” Although there’s been no word on whether the perpetrator was ever caught, let’s hope that they got their due and faced a lawyer that would make Pine Valley proud.
Earlier this week, a host of AMC stars got together virtually to honor Callahan. Among those paying tribute were Susan Lucci (Erica), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Vincent Irizarry (David), Kim Delaney (Jenny; now, Jackie on General Hospital), and Walt Willey (Jack).
Just a friendly public service announcement: Kaya and I had our credit cards hacked at 2 different gas stations in in the LA area and 3 more that were super suspicious when I asked why we were directed to the teller inside! Some are stealing PIN’s: Beware😳
— Eva LaRue (@ImEvaLaRue) August 3, 2021