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The FBI and NYPD have opened an investigation into Hollywood’s infamous “con queen,” the scam artist who has impersonated Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy and other top female executives. This comes after tips began pouring in following the publication of an article by The Hollywood Reporter that detailed a privately funded investigation of the global scam and included two voice recordings of the alleged imposter. The “Con Queen” has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars through impersonations of these famous female execs, but some sources say there is evidence to suggest that the scammer may in fact be a man.
this story — on a criminal enterprise that scams people by imitating powerful women in Hollywood — is totally engrossing https://t.co/BFmTAzsq5i
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) August 27, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter writes that at least one of the tips that investigators are pursuing involves a male con artist who can disguise his voice to mimic the women. Two more high-profile women have recently been impersonated by the con artist, and more victims continue to emerge.Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter