July 02, 2009 10:30am
A SEX worker has been charged after allegedly stealing credit card details from clients to fund a $100,000 internet spending spree.
The 35-year-old Rockingham woman is also alleged to have also stolen the identity of a female associate and used the details to apply for credit cards.
She then wracked up $13,000 debt on the cards, it will be alleged.
Major Fraud Squad officers raided the woman’s home and seized property which is alleged to have been obtained by fraud.
The woman was charged with 39 fraud offences and is due to appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court on July 10.
Original at Perth Now
By Peter Allen
Last updated at 1:10 AM on 11th June 2009
A former call girl pleaded guilty to killing a billionaire French banker after kinky sex and an argument over $1 million, saying the crime was ‘not a question of money but of the heart’.
Cecile Brossard interrupted proceedings to tell the packed Geneva courtroom that she had committed an ‘abominable act’ against her lover Edouard Stern, and wanted the full truth to be known.
Stern, 50, was found dead in his locked luxury Geneva flat on March 1, 2005. Four bullet holes pierced the head-to-toe flesh-coloured latex outfit he still wore from the night before. Continue reading
A Swiss man has been jailed for six years for defrauding Germany’s richest woman out of millions of euros and attempting to blackmail her.
Helg Sgarbi, dubbed the Swiss Gigolo by the media, was also convicted at his trial in Munich of similar scams against three other, unnamed women.
He extracted 7m euros ($8.8m; £6.4m) from BMW heiress Susanne Klatten.
He then sought to blackmail her by claiming to possess a tape of her having sex with him in a hotel room.
Sgarbi, who apologised to his victims in court, has not said where the money he received is being kept or what happened to the alleged sex video. Continue reading