By Ann Brown
Anna Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin) took the New York social scene by storm. The only problem she was a fake socialite who was scamming her rich friends who thought she was a German heiress. She also ran up $50,000 in unpaid hotel bills and defrauded international banks. The Russian-born Sorokin is now in custody in Rikers Islands after being charged with charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and theft. She has pleaded not guilty.
Delvey, now 27, was arrested in 2017, after “allegedly scamming banks, investors, and a friend out of nearly $275,000. Her story was profiled in two different stories this spring: First, there was a first-person account, by Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel Deloache Williams—the friend who was scammed out of $62,000 during a trip to Morocco—who detailed how she was duped by Delvey,” the Gothamist reported.