Stinky shoe heel owns up to se­nior con

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Andrew Keshner

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.

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