Fake heiress Anna Sorokin: ‘Crime pays, in a way’


The con woman known as “the fake heiress” for posing as a wealthy socialite in New York says she is trying to make the best of her newfound infamy since her release from prison. When asked if crime pays, Anna Sorokin told BBC Newsnight: “In a way, it did.” Sorokin was paid $320,000 (£230,000) by Netflix for her story and says she has been offered other deals. She went to jail after tricking banks, hoteliers and friends out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The story of her exploits – under the pseudonym Anna Delvey – went viral in New York Magazine in 2018, sparking instant interest from TV producers.

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