Anna Sorokin changed her last name to Delvey and pretended to be a wealthy heiress to fool New York’s elite into investing in her business.
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Anna Sorokin fooled many of New York’s upper classes by posing as the heir to the Anna Delvey fortune.
During the scam, she stole thousands of dollars from people believed to be investing in her business, the Anna Delvey fund, as well as failing to pay hotel bills, earn a ride by machine Fly privately and don’t need to arrange funds for lavish vacations. .
Sorokin, now 31, also scammed banks before his arrest in 2017, and the unbelievable story inspired the Netflix series, Inventing Anna.
The Netflix show portrays journalist Vivian, based on reporter Jessica Pressler, and how she goes on a quest to learn more about Anna, played by Julia Garner, and the people she cheated on.
She then continued to break the story in New York Magazine – was named the magazine Manhatten in the series.
In 2019, German-born Anna was convicted of most of the counts of petty theft and theft of services for which she was issued and sentenced to between 4 and 12 years in prison.
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Many people assume that she is still in prison but she is not… so where is Anna now?
Anna was released from prison in February 2021 for good behaviour.
After her release, Anna – who still bears her fake surname of Delvey – relaunched her social media accounts and shared photos of what appeared to be a lavish lifestyle her life.
In an interview with Insiders After her time in prison ended, Anna stated that she never intended to cheat.
“I had to deal with the consequences of my actions,” she told the outlet.
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“But just sitting around and just thinking about everything I’ve done – it’s not going to change. I do not know. That would be a huge waste of my time.”
“I did what I did. And I, I don’t know, 23, 24, 25. I’m just trying to fix things and move on,” she explained.
“I never really went,” Oh, let me go trick City National Bank, that would be the best thing to do. ” Or, “Let me take this random girl, Rachel, on vacation and make her pay.” Who thinks like this? ”
Anna’s time as a free woman did not last as she was arrested again in March 2021 awaiting deportation to Germany.
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The German national was detained in New York City for violating the terms of her visa.
Anna claimed that “her stay so long was accidental” in an essay for Insider and also explained how she appealed her case.
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“My overstaying of my visa was unintentional and largely beyond my control. I have served my prison sentence, but I am appealing the criminal conviction to clear my name,” Anna wrote.
* Invent Anna is now available to stream on Netflix
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/anna-delvey-now-fake-heiress-26317078 Where is Anna Delvey now? The life of a fake heir after the success of Netflix's Inventing Anna