Stinky shoe heel owns up to senior con
ONE MEMBER of a shoe-loving pair that preyed on seniors for kicks admitted Thursday to fraudrelated charges.
Brooklyn federal prosecutors said Lorindo Powell schemed with others to rip off seniors’ credit card information and take their cash to finance a fancy footwear fetish.
The ill-gotten haute couture included crocodile leather sneakers, blue suede footwear and Christian Louboutin shoes.
As part of the scam, Powell and others would call elderly people and tell them they had won a bogus sweepstakes award — but first, the seniors needed to hand over financial information and in some cases, cash, in order to collect their winnings, court papers said.
Powell partnered with Tavoy Malcolm, 27, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud along with aggravated identity theft and other charges.
On Thursday, the other shoe dropped and Powell copped to charges including conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud.
Powell, 29, is on the hook for almost $375,000 in victim restitution. Federal guidelines say she could face up to five years in prison.