SHE'S already been accused of stealing leather pants worth $2500 from a luxury boutique.

Now the wife of Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill has been accused of ripping off her PR clients.

Former clients of Sara Huegill told A Current Affair she lured them in with her personable character, impressive contacts and professional attitude.

But her slick image was just that, according to the business owners, who said they were left with unreturned calls, no publicity and significantly lighter wallets.

Sara Huegill, with husband Geoff, is accused of ripping off small businesses. Picture: Anthony Johnson
Sara Huegill, with husband Geoff, is accused of ripping off small businesses. Picture: Anthony Johnson

Allie Lissing, the director of I Dream of Bikini, was one of Rowe A. PR's - Sara Huegill's business - disappointed clients.

Ms Lissing told A Current Affair she was told to cough up $3,300 before Ms Huegill could start spruiking her swimwear retail website.

But her promised media materials were never delivered, according to Ms Lissing, who said Ms Huegill simply vanished.

"She gave me a (deadline) that she would have a draft media release done; two days later, there was nothing done," Ms Lissing told A Current Affair.

According to A Current Affair, Ms Huegill continued this pattern of behaviour, and almost halfway into the two-month contract, Ms Lissing said she was still without results.

She demanded a full refund from Ms Huegill in a statement of claim, but is still yet to see a cent.

Sara Huegill has relocated to the Gold Coast with her husband and children.
Sara Huegill has relocated to the Gold Coast with her husband and children.

Jay Silvester and Daniel Leshak also claim Mrs Huegill failed to deliver after she promised a glowing media campaign for their health drink brand, BB Unleash.

"We have no evidence she did anything for us other than a photo of our bottles up against a wall with a white bag behind it," Mr Silvester said.

That's a far cry from the health and highbrow magazines, newspaper articles, and morning television attention that was promised, according to the business owners.

The duo told A Current Affair it was $6000 down the drain, with Ms Huegill failing to produce a single media release.

"We never got any media releases; we never got any tags with any social media," Mr Leshak said

"We didn't expect the world … and in the end, really, we didn't even get a line in a local mag," Mr Silvester said.

Allie Lissing forked out thousands for Sara Huegill's PR advice
Allie Lissing forked out thousands for Sara Huegill's PR advice

A Current Affair reported Ms Huegill continued to flaunt her PR prowess despite her company being deregistered in November 2016.

Her ABN was also cancelled in August 2017, but she continued to issue invoices with the same company details, according to A Current Affair.

It's not the first time Sara Huegill has found herself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

In 2014, her and her husband were caught snorting cocaine in a disabled toiled at Randwick Races and were subsequently charged with drug possession.

And just recently, Mrs Huegill was charged with stealing a pair of luxury leather pants from a Byron Bay boutique worth a hefty $2500.

Sara Huegill was recently charged with stealing a pair of leather pants.
Sara Huegill was recently charged with stealing a pair of leather pants.

A statement from her lawyer, Paul Hunt, said Sara Huegill was suffering with anxiety and depression.

"Over a period of time Sara developed increasing difficulty with anxiety and depression which resulted in inattention to administrative matters such as company registration and Sara taking on more work than she could manage," the statement said.

"From late 2017 Sara became unable to fulfil her obligations to the full extent and clients became unhappy, which unfortunately compounded the issues Sara is facing. Sara deeply regrets the circumstances and apologises unreservedly to her clients.

"Sara has offered to make amends to clients, some of whom have chosen to ventilate their grievances through a court process, and others have approached the media. Where matters are before the courts there is no comment. As this is a matter of person seeking to deal with anxiety and depression, we would ask that people respect the circumstances and privacy of Sara and her family."


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