A woman who posed as an heiress and scammed businesses and friends out of $275,000 is now looking for a man.
In 2013, Anna Sorokin from Russia moved to New York City and posed as Anna Delvey, pretending to be a German heiress.
She told her acquaintances and new friends that she had an $80,000,000 million trust fund that was held in overseas banks.
Anna’s story about how her wealthy family had acquired so much money changed multiple times. Some of her ‘friends’ believed she wanted to set up an art foundation but she became known for eating at James Beard Award-winning restaurants, staying in trendy hotels, and regularly visiting salons and spas.
In 2017, the fake heiress was arrested on six charges of grand larceny for allegedly scamming hotels and wealthy New York City business acquaintances.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said that the thefts totaled around $275,000.
In 2019, Sorokin was found guilty of theft of services, second-degree larceny, and one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny.
She reportedly said at her hearing: “I just want to say that I’m really ashamed and I’m really sorry for what I did.
“I completely understand that a lot of people suffered when I thought I was not doing anything wrong.”
After serving only two years of her four to 12 year sentence, the 30-year-old said that she is now ‘looking for a boyfriend.’
One person commented: “Good luck, just don’t lie to him!”
Another wrote: “Try getting a job first.”
In her first post on Instagram, Sorokin shared a photo of herself wearing sunglasses in bed and wrote: “Prison is exhausting, you wouldn’t know.”
Netflix reportedly paid $320,000 for the rights to her story.
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