Fake German heiress found guilty of grand larceny

Fake German heiress found guilty of grand larceny

(CNN)A New York woman posing as a German heiress was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 from banks and friends through multiple scams, the Manhattan District Attorney said.

Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, was convicted Thursday of attempted grand larceny, three grand larceny counts and a misdemeanor charge of theft of services, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said.
Authorities said she claimed to be a German heiress in November 2016 to secure a $22 million loan from a New York bank to open a private club and used false documents to prove she had multimillion-dollar accounts abroad.
The 28-year-old was involved in a series of other scams between November 2016 and August 2017.
“As proven at trial, Anna Sorokin committed real white-collar felonies over the course of her lengthy masquerade,” Vance said in a statement. “I thank the jury for its service in this complex trial, as well as my office’s prosecutors and investigators for their meticulous investigation and resolve to ensure that Sorokin faces real justice for her many thefts and lies.”
She is expected to be sentenced on May 9.

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