In the upstairs master bedroom of a two-story home, bedsheets were disheveled from what appeared to be a night’s rest. Women’s clothing was strewn about the floor of the adjoining bathroom, where a naked brunette was taking a bath.
Jacqueline Claire Ades, 33, was acquainted with the successful CEO who owned the home in Paradise Valley, Arizona — and the man recognized the alleged intruder on his surveillance system around midnight as a woman he matched with on the millionaire matchmaking app Luxy a year and a half earlier.
They went on exactly one date and parted ways before the end of the night. It might’ve been a blip in the repetitive cycle of online dating, but the encounter was just the first of at least 159,500 times the exec would hear from Ades, according to police records.
More than a hundred thousand texts from Ades flooded the CEO’s phone over the course of nearly 10 months — with a frequency of sometimes 500 messages a day, he told authorities.
“I love u,” one text said. Another message declared, “U have to be nice to me. N stay forever.” Others were decidedly less romantic: “I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones.”
The businessman — whose identity wasn’t released by authorities — said he only responded to a handful of messages and eventually blocked her phone number.
Ades pleaded not guilty to stalking and trespassing charges in the case that is set to go to trial Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
When the arrest made headlines for the staggering number of texts she sent to her date, which was initially under-reported as 65,000 messages, Ades’ friends said they weren’t shocked that the makeup artist pursued a rich man.
It wasn’t unlike Ades to target a sugar daddy and milk him for large sums of cash, they said.
Money came up repeatedly in the messages Ades sent to the exec and led some who knew her to wonder whether the over-the-top antics were part of a larger ruse.
“I’m not surprised he is wealthy,” a former co-worker told The Post. “She liked money.”
Before she made her way to Arizona, Ades ricocheted around the country in her black Mercedes-Benz to other wastelands for the wealthy, according to friends.
Pals said Ades posted pics to Instagram as she road tripped around the country.
Her social media posts showed the pouty brunette with her two Chihuahuas in palm tree-lined destinations such as Los the Angeles, Miami Beach, and Las Vegas.
Friends described Ades as a transient who prized luxury — alternately flashing Dior sunglasses and nature trails in Instagram photos.
She shared snaps of herself bikini-clad at the Waldorf Astoria in Palm Springs, California, and her VIP tickets to the Coachella music festival.
“She didn’t officially move,” a friend who declined to be identified told The Post. “She was kind of like a gypsy and packed her [pets] and drove out.”
Ades — whose family is from South Florida — spent a stretch there three years ago when she attended cosmetology school to become a licensed esthetician.
“She was really sweet and seemed like a calm person,” a classmate, Josie, told The Post.
Some nights, Ades frequented upscale restaurants with wealthy men, according to friends, who say she confided in them separately in early 2017 about a breakup with a sugar daddy.
Ades was “cautious” when it came to talking about the ex and didn’t reveal his name, according to friends from South Florida.
A pal told The Post he wasn’t fazed by the nature of her arrangement because it was “normal” in South Florida. “They call it the land of the sugar daddies for a reason,” he said.
“[The ex] was some super-rich person that wanted to keep buying her things … or buy her back in a way,” said the friend. “But apparently he was controlling and she didn’t want to be a part of it.”
A former co-worker at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton remembered Ades was “determined” to get money from the rich ex after they split as a “kind of palimony.”
“She did mention she was asking for a lot of money, something like $50,000 a month for a year,” said the former colleague, who would grab lunch with Ades and considered her a friend.
Another love interest whom Ades met around this time said he was turned off by her desire to date rich.
Omar Chaty, 23, said he had a one-night stand with Ades in December 2016 when he was on a weekend trip to Miami. Ades told him she was living at a South Beach hotel and had a wealthy ex-boyfriend who was financing her lifestyle.
“My first impression was [that she was] a gold digger,” said Chaty, who provided screenshots of conversations and photos with Ades to The Post.
He said he didn’t bring Ades back to his own hotel room because he was afraid to “give her the chance” to pull anything over on him. “So we went back to her [hotel room],” he said.
It was during her transient period after leaving Florida that Ades met the man from Luxy, the millionaire matchmaking app, in Arizona. They went on that one date, according to police reports, which don’t specify when their encounter took place.
The man told police Ades repeatedly contacted him after the date, even though he told her he didn’t want to see or hear from her again.
Ades left the state to trade the desert for California’s beaches but apparently became frustrated with the one-sidedness of their communication, according to officials and social media posts.
Police said Ades decided to return to Arizona after the CEO blocked her on WhatsApp. He called police when he spotted her parked outside his house in July 2017.
Soon after, the texts from her became threatening and delusional in nature, police records obtained in an FOIA request said.
“You should die,” one message said. “You have worn out ur welcome.”
Other texts claimed the time had come for her own “self-gain.”
“I’m turning u in for the money!” another text said.
Later a message was sent demanding cash: “I need money. U will give to me. I’ll force it.”
Then last April, Ades invited herself into his home while the businessman was out of the country, police said. She allegedly brought over her two dogs, food to prepare and a bottle of wine, which was on the center island in the kitchen when authorities arrived.
Officers said they opened the bathroom door to discover Ades bathing in the tub and ordered her to grab a towel to cover herself.
She gave officers permission to retrieve her driver’s license from her Mercedes-Benz, which was parked outside the home. In the vehicle, they discovered an 8-inch butcher knife in plain view on the front passenger seat, officials said.
The alleged stalker was arrested and placed in the back of a police cruiser, authorities said.
Police questioned Ades about messages in which she threatened to cut up the exec’s body and remove his organs.
“Ades replied that she would never do that, but then clarified that she was saying that if she and Victim were together and he left, that she ‘would do those things,’” the police report stated. Ades also added she knew the text messages weren’t normal and claimed some were a joke.
Felony charges were filed against her for first-degree criminal trespassing of a residential structure.
She was released from custody but landed back in the slammer on May 8 after failing to appear in court and showing up at the man’s workplace, claiming to be his wife.
Multiple attempts to reach Ades’ public defender were unsuccessful.
A spokesperson for Luxy confirmed Ades was active on the app in early 2017 — but said the CEO “never contacted the Luxy management or asked for any help from our side during this incident.”
“No other dating provider takes so much actions for the security of its users as we do,” the spokesperson said.
Even though she’s in jail, Ades’ devotion to the CEO hasn’t appeared to wane. She granted an interview to local news outlets as she awaits her trial.
“I felt like I met my soulmate and everything was just the way it was,” she told reporters in a breathy voice. “And I thought we’d just do what everyone else did and just get married, but that’s not what happened.”
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