NY Woman Posed as Male Attorney, Led Police on 100MPH Chase
A New York woman is in a bunch of trouble after an unbelievable and elaborate series of crimes that could easily be made into Hollywood movie.
NYupstate.com is reporting that an Albany area woman is heading to jail on a whole slew of bizarre charges, including ripping off over 400 state inmates up for parole and their families. Barrone reportedly ripped off clients for thousands of dollars in legal fees since 2012.
The New York State Attorney General's office said some of the victims were from Ulster and Westchester counties.
The AG says that 48-year-old Antonia Barrone used a number of male names including Mario Vrendenburg and ran a fake operation out of her home known as the NYS Prisoner Assistance Center. Barrone posed as Executive Director of the phony organization to defraud her victims and their families.
Barrone is not an attorney.
On top of all this, the bogus attorney at law was charged last year with a drunken high-speed chase on Interstate 787 in Albany County. Police say she eventually hit another vehicle at nearly 100 miles per hour before slamming into a pole and flipping her vehicle.
NYupsate.com says that she'll be heading to prison for two to seven years between the police chase and fraud charges.