Anna Sorokin recently revealed how she effortlessly scammed New York City’s high society in a new Call Her Daddy podcast recorded from the Orange County facility.
She stated that she never told any senseless lies that criminally harmed anyone.
“I mean, I cannot tell an exact instance, but I’m sure,” she continued. “But all of that — I never, like, told any senseless lies. Unless they were, like, a bank.”
The scammer, who went by Anna Delvey in New York, said she didn’t think she was doing anything wrong. Pretending to have over 60million dollars in a trust fund wasn’t out of the ordinary, as “60 million is border-line poor in New York.”
She also added that it was easy to ask people for money since they believed she had some. “I guess it’s just easier to ask somebody for, I don’t know, 20 million when they already think you have money,” she concluded.
Sorokin added on the podcast (as per Insider) that she wasn’t a scammer, and she was just being herself during her time at the Big Apple, which could soon come to an end if deported in the weeks to come.
Anna Sorokin’s Story Is An Inspiration For ‘Inventing Anna’
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The German native–whose story Inspired the newly released Netflix series “Inventing Anna”– was a swindler who exploited banks and the New York’s socialite scene of thousands of dollars from 2013 to 2017. At the time, she posed as a German heiress who had over 60million dollars in trust fund.
In April 2019, Sorokin was convicted on three counts of robbery, four counts of theft services, and a count of attempted robbery. She was sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison but was released two years after.
“I just hated to be told what to do,’ she told the podcaster. ‘I hated them putting any restrictions – any rules. I was just allergic to authority, to rules, especially when I thought they were unreasonable. I hated to explain myself.”
She continued, “Because I was just so used to being given freedom, and when they attempted to take it away or impose some kind of restrictions on me, I did not really react.”
Sorokin Never Mentioned That She Was A German Heiress
In the same Call Her Daddy podcast, Sorokin said she never told anyone that she was a German heiress and refuted the claims of inheriting money.
Around the 23:52 mark she says, “No, like, no one introduces yourself like that. Like, what kind of sentence is that? It’s completely ridiculous,”
“I cannot testify to what people are assuming about me. I don’t know.”
When the podcast’s host asked Sorokin if she’d ever lied about her “family’s background or wealth,” Sorokin replied in the affirmative. “I guess I did.”
Later in the podcast, she admitted to never intending to evade the police and was surprised by the vim with which officials came after her and pursued her.
‘My goal was never to get away or not to get caught. I hear people in jail saying, “you’re not that good of a criminal.”
She continued, “I never tried to be that way. I never liked hiding from the police. I thought I’d just go back to New York, I thought I’d resolve it with my lawyer. I didn’t know they would be so violent about it. I didn’t know they were after me.”
She Had A Unique Manner Of Approaching Banks
When asked if she thought of Anna Sorokin and Anna Delvey as the same people, she replied, “Absolutely not. There’s absolutely no difference. In jail they always call me by my government name which is Sorokin. I don’t have an attachment to any country or any name, it’s just not the way I see myself or define myself.”
She also spoke about how she approached banks while asking for fraudulent loans and how she felt the narrative that built up around her life benefited her.
“I would always show up underdressed. ‘[I would not] show up in heels, or with a tight dress. I gave them this – I don’t give a f*** vibe.”
She continued, “Which was pretty much accurate because if it wouldn’t be them, it would be somebody else. Because in the end, they are all disposable. There’s just so many financial institutions in New York.”
Her Time In Prison Has Been Enjoyable
When asked about her time in prison, she mentioned that she was allowed to do anything she wanted within the confines of prison. She also added that she had received more mails in prison than she had ever received.
“[I] definitely get more marriage proposals than I ever did before my criminal career started,” she replied, giggling.
She added that she had become popular in prison and was free with everyone, including murderers.
“I guess the most revelatory thing about them is that they’re just normal; they’re just like you and me,’ she said. “So often things can happen in a moment – just like that – and then your life is never the same. As opposed to mine, which was like a build-up – and it was years in the making – that’s the difference.”
Listen to the full Call Her Daddy Podcast with Anna Sorokin below