Brazilian woman swindled mother out of more than $100 million in art, police say

The sophisticated fraud started in 2020

On Wednesday, Brazilian female Sabine Coll Boghici, 48, was apprehended, on claims that she belonged to a strange plan to defraud her 82-year-old mommy, Genevieve Boghici– the other half of the late art enthusiast Jean Boghici– out of cash, art work and also jewelry amounting to concerning 724 million reais ($ 142.42 million).

Her apprehension has actually revealed a troubling internet of deceitful tasks that authorities claim lasted for many years, and also entailed supposed psychics ripping off art work by a few of Brazil’s the majority of representative painters. 4 other individuals were additionally apprehended, and also 2 others– Diana Rosa Aparecida Stanesco Vuletic, and also Slavko Vuletic– get on the run.

The fraud started in 2020, when Genevieve was come close to by an expected psychic with revelations of her little girl’s brewing fatality.

The target was after that required to a number of extra psychics, that the authorities claim made use of individual details supplied by her little girl to fraud her anxious mommy right into moving cash to spend for “spiritual therapy”.

In the months that complied with, authorities declare the suspects literally intimidated Genevieve, which she was maintained house for months by her little girl.

Sabine and also a partner impersonating a psychic “started to take the art work from the [mother’s] home, declaring that the paint was cursed with something unfavorable; with unfavorable power that required to be hoped over,” claimed Rio de Janeiro policemans Gilberto Ribeiro.

After virtually a year of being abused by Sabine and also her associates, the target determined to head to the authorities.

Authorities claim 16 paints were swiped, consisting of jobs by popular Brazilian musicians like Cicero Dias, Rubens Gerchman and also Alberto Guignard.

3 items from legendary Modernist painter Tarsila do Amaral– O Sono, Sol Poente, and also Pont Neuf– were additionally swiped, which with each other have a worth of concerning 700 million reais ($ 137.69 million).

Amaral’s Sol Poente was amongst the 11 paints recuperated on Wednesday, in a Rio de Janeiro authorities raid on among the psychic’s houses. Authorities have actually additionally recuperated 3 paints in Sao Paulo. 2 were offered to a gallery in Buenos Aires, however have actually not yet been recuperated.

The authorities claim 7 individuals are believed of participation in the years-long criminal activity. These individuals encounter fees of embezzlement, burglary, extortion, unlawful imprisonment, and also criminal organization.

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