The internet’s favourite fake heiress Anna Delvey is tired of people showing up to visit her unannounced while she’s serving her prison sentence.
“I am not making the same mistake of not checking the visitor‘s identity again, and I won‘t be accepting visits from names I don‘t recognise,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “So the days of hoping to catch me slipping are over, and all you‘re achieving by coming here is wasting your time and interfering with my sleep schedule.”
Delvey (whose real name is Anna Sorokin) gained notoriety by charming and scamming her way into New York City’s social elite, and convincing those within it to fund her lavish lifestyle. In May 2019, she was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for using her fake fortune to swindle banks into loaning her money.
In her Instagram post, Sorokin said she was too busy to be visited by people she doesn’t know. “I‘m kind of busy, and showing up here at 8AM on a Sunday morning/New Year‘s Day/any day is not the way!” she wrote.
“No, I haven’t gotten fat or shaved my head, and now, I’m not lonely or in dire need of your company,” she added.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Sorokin is due to walk free as early as February 2021. Responding to her early parole, Sorokin posted to her Instagram a clip from Legally Blonde, the moment when Elle Woods gets into Harvard, with the caption “parole”. Her lawyer told the New York Post: “Anna has paid her debt to society handsomely, and I hope society repays the favour.”
The scammer is also the inspiration behind an upcoming ten-part Netflix series, Inventing Anna, starring Julia Garner, Katie Lowes, and Laverne Cox.