Fake socialite scammed $275k from hotels, banks, friends

A wannabe socialite and actual scam artist was arraigned on charges including grand larceny and theft of services on Thursday. 

Anna Sorokin, 26, who has also used the name Anna Delvey, allegedly defrauded banks, skipped out on thousands of dollars of hotel bills and tricked a friend into paying for their $62,000 lavish trip to Morocco, according to New York City prosecutors. 

All told, Sorokin — who has been photographed at events including a Sotheby's New York gala and at Paris Week — is said to have scammed $275,000 while pretending to be a socialite. 

Anna Sorokin, 26, faced charges of grand larceny and theft of services on Thursday

Anna Sorokin, 26, faced charges of grand larceny and theft of services on Thursday

Sorokin, who also used the name Anna Delvey, allegedly scammed banks, friends and hotels out of goods and services to the tune of $275,000 while pretending to be a socialite 

Sorokin, who also used the name Anna Delvey, allegedly scammed banks, friends and hotels out of goods and services to the tune of $275,000 while pretending to be a socialite 

Manhattan prosecutors said that her cons included claiming to be a wealthy German heiress during a quest to get a $22million loan to fund a private club and managing to keep $55,000 — which she then spent on personal trainers and hotel stays — from overdrafting an account at City

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