Anna Delvey

Con men (or women) and their schemes have drawn interest from the public since their inception, but the victims behind their actions almost always wish they had never gotten involved.  Today’s show subject, Anna Delvey, pulled the wool over the eyes of many and lived a life most folks could only dream of – all on other people’s dime.  But does this flimflam women stack up to the greats or was she just a low-level liar that got the right people’s attention?  We’ll dive into this and much more on this episode of AHC Podcast.

 

 

 

 

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Dickson, E. J. (2019, April 10). How Anna Delvey Managed to Scam Her Way Into a $35,000 Charter Plane Ride. Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/anna-delvey-trial-soho-grifter-blade-startup-819435/.

Kinsella, E. (2020, December 10). Convicted Fraudster Anna Delvey Conned Collector Michael Xufu Huang. That Didn't Stop Him From Hanging Her Portrait in His New Museum. Artnet News. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/michael-xufu-huang-anna-delvey-1930018.

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