Anna Delvey introduced herself to prominent names in the financial, art, and fashion worlds "through friends" in order to convince them to buy into her business, says Jessica Pressler, the New York Magazine journalist who wrote a viral profile on Delvey.

Delvey, whose real name is Anna Sorokin, pretended to be a German heiress and wanted to set up an exclusive art club in Manhattan. She was charged with grand larceny and theft of services and has been remanded without bail at Rikers Island since October.

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