Remarkable how many elements of this story are similar to the recent “The Tinder Swindler” on Netflix (or VG’s interactive story). The most crucial ones seem to be convincing victims of their wealth by demonstrating excessive spending over some time, combined with some kind of pyramid lending scheme.
I wonder if she really imagined she could make this plot work out well with the art center’s success (and was so deluded), or if she knew it was a ticking time bomb from the start.
Someone like Anna would never capture my attention. She seemed a spoiled indulgent mess from the start. You play, you pay.
I was thinking the same thing. I would be so unimpressed with someone who flaunts money like that. Also, if someone claims to be wealthy, but uses a debit card, that would be a huge red flag for me.