How con-artist Anna Sorokin ripped off the New York elite and became a star | 60 Minutes Australia

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The audacity of Sydney con woman Melissa Caddick was as breathtaking as it was calculated and cruel. She swindled more than $20 million from her family and friends before disappearing. Caddick is now presumed dead, but to understand why people like her think they can get away with their crimes, Anna Sorokin provides many of the answers. In an elaborate scam, this 30-year-old woman convinced New York’s rich and famous she was a German heiress about to inherit a US$60 million fortune, and then used her lies to live the high life on their money. She copped three years in prison for her fraud, but as Liam Bartlett found out in an extraordinary interview, the enigmatic Sorokin is totally unrepentant. She boldly believes there’s nothing wrong with making it by faking it.

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