Investigations launched into alleged con artist Victoria Pressly, accused of swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars

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NEW YORK, NY – In May, we started sharing with you a little bit about who Victoria Pressly claims to be… and who others say she really is. In early July, we expanded on that.

Now, we are back with more in our series on the woman that many people allege has fraudulently taken their money and balked on all the promises she has made.

This installment of our coverage of Pressly tells the story of one particular client that is out, not thousands like many of the people Pressly has allegedly swindled, but hundreds of thousands of dollars, with nothing to show for it.

Due to upcoming legal actions against her and other inquiries, we are not using the name of any of the clients we spoke with regarding their interactions with Pressly or, as our stories have alluded to, the numerous other aliases that she goes by.  After seeing our previous coverage, people are coming forward with more details.

Law Enforcement Today has been provided a mountain of emails, text messages, voicemails and screenshots of conversations between Pressly and “Jane”. But to preserve the sensitive nature of the pending litigations, we are not disclosing it at this time.

For the sake of this particular tale, we will refer to this individual as “Jane”.

It is important to note that what you are about to read is a retelling of “Jane’s” side story. We did not attempt to contact anyone from Pressly’s camp. Right now, we are telling the story of an alleged victim who came forward to Law Enforcement Today. There may come a time where we sit down with the accused, but in the spirit of transparency, that is not today.

It is also important that we clarify that, to our knowledge, no charges have been formally filed in this particular case.

We met “Jane” after our previous two pieces on Pressly, as we highlighted some of the same background information that she was turning up on her own.

There appears to be 20-year history of allegedly conning people trying to break into modeling, acting and other forms of entertainment, typically for the amounts of $2500-$4500. “Jane” wishes that it had been so little for her.

Some of these instances have landed Pressly in legal trouble. Many of the accusations ended with her getting away Scott-free, as others have claimed.

We shared, in a previous segment, the story of a former Miss Nevada. We have reached out to her regarding Pressly. We hope to have a conversation with her that will be part of our ongoing coverage. We have also reached out to a district attorney’s office. We are waiting for them to return our call.

But for now, let us tell you about “Jane”.

“Jane” and her husband work in the logistics industry. The industry segment they are in was heavily impacted by the pandemic, and as such, “Jane” saw it as an opportunity to start recruiting women to enter the male-dominated field.

She started working with a public relations firm to try to garner interest.  Shortly after that, a friend told her that they knew of someone similar to that PR firm, but they had a national footprint and a track record of success.

So, in January 2021, “Jane” reached out to Victoria Pressly to discuss her ideas and what she was trying to do.

“Jane” was extremely green at PR and wanted Victoria to help her accomplish the things she had set out to do.

Through numerous conversations, texts, and emails, the two women built a rapport. “Jane” described it as a developing friendship.

Pressly had some great and fun ideas of how to market “Jane” and the push she was making for women to join her career field.

Despite the blossoming friendship that they were building, it came time to talk business.

We want to pause long enough to remind you that most of Pressly’s “clients” were paying between $2500 and $4500 for her services, which included public relations, getting them photo shoots, landing them on magazine covers, as well as numerous other “career-building” activities.

So, “Jane” asked Pressly what it was going to take for these ideas to come to fruition.

Instead of discussing that, Pressly told “Jane” that they should start a business together, aimed at accomplishing the things that “Jane” wanted to do.

All she needed from Jane was a $500,000 “recommended” investment.

“Jane” sat down to discuss the opportunity with her husband.

Sensing something wasn’t right, he told her, “No way!”

“Jane” agreed and told Pressly that she was out.

So, the “Soldier of Models” came up with another idea.

She asked “Jane” to pay her monthly and she would just handle everything. She would get her interviews, book her on podcasts, and land her on magazine covers. And it was all based on a verbal agreement. There was no long-term contract. If results were not seen, “Jane” could simply walk away.

After mulling that over with her husband, “Jane” agreed to give it a whirl.

In May of 2021, she gave Pressly the green light. And that’s when Pressly went for the jugular, allegedly telling “Jane” that she would need a $50,000 retainer to get started.

“Jane “asked for a budget and a business plan, and she says Pressly promised to send that over, but it didn’t come.

“Jane” said that being gullible, she wired her the retainer and sat back to see where Pressly would take it for her.

She thought working with Pressly would be easy, given that “Jane” had already moved to New York in 2017 and started spending time in the city working on creating her brand and presence. She got an apartment in Manhattan and began splitting time between her home and the Big Apple.

Almost immediately, things started to not add up.

There were no monthly itemized bills, just totals – of between $10,000 and $22,000 per month. But “Jane” continued making payments.

Interestingly enough, Pressly could not be paid through platforms like PayPal. “Jane” on several occasions, had to pay her via a 3rd party or her daughter, who would then give the money to Pressly.

“Jane” said she was paying for services that had no real purpose.

As the friendship grew, the business side of things were relatively stagnant. Pressly was doing just enough to keep Jane under the impression that there were major dealings in the works and behind the scenes, said “Jane”.

After six months, “Jane” asked Pressly where the social media presence was that she had promised.

The subject was quickly changed to the topic of the two of them opening a talent agency.

While “Jane” was intrigued by the idea, she steered the conversation back to what she had been paying for this entire time.

That conversation led Pressly to write a story about “Jane” and her humble beginnings and how she climbed the ranks of a male-dominated industry.

She sent it to “Jane” for review, who said she had to rewrite the content for the woman whom she was paying to write it to begin with.

In fact, “Jane” said that there were at least eight or nine occasions where she had to edit and rewrite what Pressly provided.

Pressly even told her that they were writing a book about “Jane” based on “Jane’s” request, with Pressly’s daughter heading up that effort.  But the writings never conveyed what “Jane” asked for and didn’t show her story the way she had hoped.

When “Jane” called Pressly on these details, she kept steering the talk back to starting a talent agency.

Victoria then reached out and said that she was going to start working on graphic art, website design and other online aspects for “Jane”, but she needed more money to do so.

This raised a lot of red flags for “Jane”. She confronted Pressly to find out where the other money had been going. That is when she demanded that she start receiving bills so she could see where these large monthly expenditures were going.

The bills started coming monthly, but they were not itemized. They were simply showing dollar amounts and were often inconsistent and vague.

It was around this point in the timeline of their nearly 15-month relationship that things got even weirder for “Jane”.

She was finally able to start receiving itemized summaries of the billing and what her money was being used for.

Pressly asked if she could use “Jane’s” upscale apartment to entertain potential agencies to get her work. She agreed and quickly regretted it.

She found that her apartment address was seemingly being used to procure jewelry from Tiffany’s.  When she pressed Victoria about it, she was told she was using all of that for meetings with those agencies that would want to hire “Jane” for modeling work or for the models themselves.

When she asked how those meetings went, Pressly told her that they never actually met, as those agency reps would cancel at the last minute, but all of the arrangements had already been paid for.

Expenditures made to “Jane’s” resident expense account included ordering large and expensive amounts of catering and room service for Pressly, her family, and members of the shooting crews (yet there was only apparently one shoot ever done there).

But “Jane” continued to trust that this was going to lead somewhere fruitful.

In fact, she introduced a friend to Pressly, who was so interested in his future as a model, she started devoting her time to helping him…on “Jane’s” “behalf” of course.

As she continued getting him shoots, she started telling “Jane” that she needed to pony up more cash for her to continue pushing him into opportunities.

“Jane” again pointed to the retainer and asked why it couldn’t come from that money.

Pressly told her that the $50,000 was earmarked for future use, but she would never explain what it was planned for.

At that point, one of the times that Pressly used “Jane’s” apartment, her housekeeper called in tears. The house was a disaster. It turns out, according to “Jane”, that Pressly had her family there for the weekend, and they left the place an absolute mess.

“Jane” had finally had enough. Thirteen months after they met, and roughly 10 months after Pressly started “working” for “Jane”, she had enough.

In March of 2022, she informed Pressly that their business relationship was done.

Their relationship was strained and given that there was no contractual obligation, “Jane” felt it was the time to pull the plug. It was bad enough that she had gotten herself roped into this, but now she had a friend that was being impacted as well.

Understand, “Jane” was now out close to $200,000, with almost nothing to show for it, aside from frustration, irritation, empty promises and outright lies.  At best, there were a handful of self-made magazine covers and short stories.

The timing of their relationship and the methodology that Pressly allegedly employed is substantial.

In our previous pieces (keep reading), we highlighted the case against Pressly in June of 2020, where she was ordered to repay $4,300 to one of her former clients for never actually doing any work for her.

An additional part of that court decision was that she would stay out of trouble for six months. That would mean that she had to be on the straight-and-narrow until December of 2020.

She had only been finished with her 6 months of “good behavior” for a few months when she was hired by “Jane” for a ridiculous amount of money.

Is it possible that was the reason Pressly asked “Jane” not to pay her directly? Maybe she didn’t want a client tied to large sums of money hitting her bank account so she could adhere to the terms of the court order?

That very question will likely be asked answered as part of the pending litigation against Pressly.

So, “Jane” fired Pressly, thinking that would be the end of it.

Wrong again.

On the call, Pressly told “Jane” that she never supported Pressly, saying it was her “job” to support her. Keep in mind, “Jane” was paying Pressly to do a job she allegedly never did, but somehow, she was now flipping the script to put all the blame on “Jane”.

That is when “Jane’s” phone began blowing up. According to her, hundreds of angry emails, texts and phone calls from Pressly, playing on “friendship” and demanding that “Jane” call her to work this out, saying that she did nothing wrong, that she worked hard for her, and that “Jane” was the problem, not her.

There were numerous messages from Pressly telling “Jane” that she was done, only to text again within minutes begging for her to call.

The harassment continued, turning into bullying.

Pressly is alleged to have posted an unredacted photo of “Jane’s” driver’s license on social media.

The official term is “doxing.” It revealed multiple things about “Jane”. Her address, license number and birthdate were out there for the world to see.

Not only was she placed in the line of potential physical harm, but it opened her up to people accessing her financial resources.

But Pressly didn’t stop there, says “Jane”.

She then is said to have posted screenshots of financial information regarding “Jane”, to include details that could allow people to access her accounts.

The texts and emails continued. Pressly even started calling and messaging people “Jane” knows, according to her.

But she wasn’t the only one making phone calls.

“Jane” says she started doing some digging into Pressly, finding countless stories of other individuals who made similar claims as to the treatment they received. She basically saw the same things we saw in our independent research for our previous articles.

All the while, items of information that “Jane” shared in the strictest of confidence were starting to surface online, presumably being shared by Pressly.

“What bothers me the most is that she continues to harass and bully me,” Jane told Law Enforcement Today. “We are five months out since she was fired, and she is still coming after me. I wish I had done my due diligence first. It would have saved me from all this wasted time and money. It would have kept me from being bullied and intimidated. I hope other people will do their due diligence. “

So, she hired a law firm to represent her in a potential legal battle over what has transpired in the last 18 months.

And they brought in investigators.

One of those investigators received a call from a gentleman by the name of Andrew McLaren. The investigator stated that McLaren told him that Victoria Pressly is a great person, and she is “clean.”

So, we did a little digging into Andrew McLaren. Why would he be reaching out in defense of Pressly? What does he have to do with any of this?

We found a letter to the editor written to the website allotsego.com.

Otsego is where the court decision on Pressly’s repayment and 6-month good behavior decision came from.

In that letter, published 9/11/2019, McLaren comes to Pressly’s rescue.

“I have known Victoria Pressly since July 2012,” McLaren wrote.

“She was professionally known as Victoria Talbot back then.  She was recommended to me by my former acting agent Noel Palm. He told me if I hire[d] her she would get me a lot of good press which would help advance my career in showbiz.  I was on a prime time [sic] NBC show called ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ and wanted to capitalize on the notoriety the TV series was garnering.”

He continued:

“I know some celebrities in Los Angeles who pay publicists $5,000 a month and sometimes they complain that their P.R isn’t worth the $60,000 a year price tag.  

If a scandal happens, such as a DUI, for instance, or a messy divorce, you need a publicist to protect your reputation. Generally speaking[,] publicists are paid for their time and effort not their results; it’s a gamble.” 

$5,000 a month for people who are already celebrities? Jane was paying $20K a month.

He concluded his letter by saying:

“Does Victoria exaggerate sometimes or embellish somethings? Yes, but in the favor of her clients.  For example, ‘my client is the hottest model on the planet.’ Is this factual?  It’s hard to gauge that, as it’s subjective.  Victoria doesn’t set out to trick or deceive people; she sets out to make money and book press for her clients.  Part of that process is in your face, brash and aggressive tactics that are similar qualities I look for in legal representation.”

So, McLaren is just an actor that has known Pressly for 10 years.

Or has he?

According to his IMDB.com profile, McLaren is a Marine from an “elite anti terrorism unit.”

“In 2006 he worked for BlackwaterUSA as a State Department contractor conducting armed protection for U.S government convoys as well as providing diplomatic security in Iraq and augmenting the secret service.

In addition to acting, writing and producing films and t.v [sic] series Andrew has operated as an independent contractor and conducted dozens of counter terrorism, executive protection and security missions globally for government agencies, billionaires, politicians, A-List stars and foreign royalty.”

That mini bio was written by none other than Victoria Pressly.

Ironically, the woman who claims to have numerous success stories with her clients has written exactly one bio for someone on IMDB. And that would be McLaren’s.

McLaren’s LinkedIn account says that he is an independent contractor but ties himself to a group called Conflict International – an organization that LET has previously covered.

Investigations launched into alleged con artist Victoria Pressly, accused of swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars
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In information we received from Jane’s legal team, McLaren was issued a cease-and-desist letter over communications where he is alleged to have revealed confidential information about Jane to outside 3rd parties as part of his role as a business development liaison for the firm, who also received a copy of the cease-and-desist.

The same day as the letter written to McLaren, Pressly received one of her own.

In the information we received from “Jane”, we saw a screenshot from Pressly’s phone to Jane. That string of texts included a several messages relayed from Victoria to “Jane”, on behalf of Andrew McLaren.

While McLaren’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t mention working for Conflict International in his experience section. But the company’s website does show him to be the US Business Development Manager.

There was also a text and an email from Pressly that mentioned her having phone calls with Mike from Conflict International.

We are assuming that this is in reference to Mike LaCorte, the company’s CEO.

The two of them can be seen in this photo posted to McLaren’s LinkedIn page.

So, who is Conflict International?

According to their website:

“Conflict International is an established intelligence, investigation and surveillance agency operating globally with regional offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle in the UK, New York and North Carolina in the USA, as well as Spain, Cyprus and Hong Kong.

Our international team brings years of experience in the security, investigation and surveillance industry and specialise [sic] in services ranging from international asset tracing and corporate investigations to providing surveillance, security and close protection teams.

Our team is made up of skilled operatives from a broad range of professional backgrounds, offering a wealth of experience. We employ professional detectives, many with a background in military and police intelligence as well as lawyers who are specialists in private and corporate fields.”

So, why would a member of one investigative team be contacting someone in regards to an investigation that resulted in a cease-and-desist letter?

Not to mention, the phone call from McLaren to the investigator took place nearly three months after he received his cease-and-desist.

In legal terminology, McLaren may have committed what is known as “tortious interference with contract rights.”

What is that?

According to Miller Law, it “involves a situation where one party does something to intentionally undermine another party’s business transactions or relationships.”

In other words, Investigator A is contractually obligated to look into the claims against Pressly filed by “Jane” through her attorney.

Investigator B, who is friends with Pressly, calls Investigator A and tell him she is clean, in hopes of dissuading him/her from continue their investigation.

Why is McLaren so interested in assuring that there are no investigations into Pressly? He has been coming to her defense for several years now. Did he, in fact, reach out to the other investigative team in an effort to dissuade them from continuing what they were hired to do?

Why would Conflict International allow him to do so in an official capacity, knowing that it would be an ethics violation?

All questions we hope to get answers to in due time.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – I want to take a second to discuss something. Stop using the “S” word, unless you have earned the right to use it.

In the country, we have this mindset that there is something inherently cool and glamorous about being a soldier, about going to war. But the majority of the people who have that mindset have never served and never been to war. They have never stared down the barrel of a gun at another human being, with bullets and bombs flying over their head, and pulled the trigger to take a life.

And because they have never experienced this, they loosely use the word soldier. They claim to be soldiers.

But the reality is, they don’t have the first damn clue about what it really means.

Now, let me address the word itself.

While ‘soldier’ is a word with numerous definitions, the primary one addresses an individual who serves in an Army.

But people continue to use the word to describe themselves as relentless warriors who are willing to lay down their life in defense of others. I know, and they know, that they would never actually do so.

Case in point, in May, we brought you the story of a suspected con artist by the name of Victoria Talbot. Well, that is one of her names. She allegedly uses many.  Victoria Pressly. Victoria Pressly Torre. Victoria Bracie.

But it is less about the alias she uses, as it is the moniker she has apparently given herself.

“Soldier of the Models.”

At least, that seems to be the working title of her new book and a reality TV show that is in the works, according to numerous articles by PRN, Yahoo Finance and Market Insider. The ironic thing about these pieces is that they match each other word for word…and the only source is Victoria herself.

Each article provides links to YouTube clips of the show. It shows her bringing potential models to her Cherry Valley, New York, farm and putting them through a “boot camp” to “toughen them up” by having them work around the farm in between photo shoots.

Sounds more like cheap labor to me.

Here is one such example.

Those articles all paint Talbot/Pressley/Bracie/Torre in an amazing light. And why wouldn’t they. It looks like she wrote it herself.

But not everyone has had nice things to say about her.

Law Enforcement Today uncovered a blog post started in 2008 called Victoria Talbot Is A Scammer.

One of the posts in that blog lists multiple links to articles that highlight the complaints against her. Here is what one individual had to say, according to the ripoffreport.com.

“I paid $2000 to sign up with her. I paid another $1000 to be verified on Instagram which she said would most definitely happen. She had me pay $500 for the Wikipedia page to go along with the Instagram verification. She had me pay her $500 for events and premieres. I was still not verified on Instagram[,] so she had me pay an expedited service fee of $300.

The total I had paid her was $4300 via Venmo. She also tried getting another $8000 out of me claiming I could be on a cover of a magazine which she had already promised. She told me I could get refunded for the IG verification if it didn’t go through and when I asked for it[,] she said to wait another 90 days and I told her no I have bills to pay I need that money back.

She promised me my career would flourish because of all of her connections. After politely asking for the money back she blocked my phone number and blocked me on Instagram. I am still trying to see if I can get my money back through Venmo. My bank can’t get my money back for me[,] so I am just waiting to hear back.”

Pressley also had a case filed against her by the Otsego County District Attorney.

“She talks a good game, holds herself out as someone who has connections and can get models and actors onto the red carpet, exclusive events, photo shoots and interviews,” said county DA John Muehl. “But the complaint is she gets the retainer up front and doesn’t do anything.”

The case involved, among others, 2016 Miss Nevada, Emmy Adams.

“Being new to Hollywood, this woman told me she could elevate my career but instead she SCAMMED me and has been scamming other models and actresses for thousands and thousands of dollars!!!” she wrote. “She scammed me out of $4,300!!!”

The outcome of the case went against Pressly. She was ordered to refund all of Adams’ money and was told to stay out of trouble for 6 months.

However, more and more people are coming forward to discuss how they were allegedly defrauded of thousands of dollars each by Victoria (insert last name here).

There are potential charges and probable civil actions in the works.

We will have more on that in a series that we are working on here at Law Enforcement Today (continue reading for the first part of that series).

We will wait for the legal process to play out before we make any declarations of absolute wrongdoing.

We can say that multiple people are accusing her of being a con artist.

What can we say definitively?

Just this.

Victoria…you are no soldier. You represent models and actors for a living.

You equating yourself to a soldier is no different than a former NFL player, Kellen Winslow, Jr., doing the same after a college game when he stood over an opponent he had just injured with a hit.

I said of Winslow (who is now serving a prison sentence after a conviction of raping 5 women) at the time, he is no soldier…and he is not at war. He plays a game. A game he wound up getting paid very well to play.

War is no game. Being a soldier is no game, regardless of what Victoria, Winslow, or Call of Duty, may suggest.

It is real.

People die.

Families grieve.

Kids grow up without one of their parents.

Wives/husbands are widowed/widowered.

Lives are changed.

If you haven’t lived that life, stop calling yourself a soldier. You aren’t.

You will never understand the very real and very literal sacrifices that our nation’s actual warriors make.

While you may see the physical scars that some bear…you cannot imagine the mental, emotional and spiritual scars that they carry. You cannot fathom the burden placed on them and their family members. That burden continues to be carried long after they stop wearing a uniform and transition back to civilian life.

Let me pause here to say that being, or having been a soldier doesn’t make me, or anyone else, special. It doesn’t make me better than anyone else. It simply means that those who are/were actual soldiers are worthy of the title, assuming that they served honorably. You see, they earned that title.

They didn’t give it to themselves because it was cool. They don’t wear that name because it made for a catchy book title.

When it comes to the use of words, unless they actually are one, no one refers to themselves as Marines, or Airmen…because the words are reserved for people who honorably served in the Marines and the Air Force. Why is soldier any different?

For the record…call yourself a Marine and see what happens. You think I am frustrated for your use of the word soldier…try using that one.

So, Victoria…let me ask you a question.

What about your life and chosen career field do you believe makes you a soldier? Is it all of the physical, mental and emotional stress? Is it the constant deployments that separate you from your family?

Maybe it is all the missed baseball games, piano recitals, anniversaries and birthdays you missed because you were doing your part to make sure that the Stars and Stripes continue to fly atop our flagpoles.

There are plenty of words that can be used to discuss what you claim you do for your clients. Pick one of those.

Some might pick the word “fraud”.  But hey – you do you.

But stop calling yourself a soldier of anything. You do not understand the first @%#*ing thing about what it takes to be a soldier.

In reality, you should be ashamed of qualifying what you do as being equal to what the men and women of our armed forces do.

Truthfully, your usage of the word is a joke.

Now, some may say, “calm down, it’s just a word.”

To those individuals, I say:

I thought words mattered.

Being a soldier is a lifestyle. It becomes a part of who you are.

Name another profession that you are stripped of everything you have ever been taught about the way life works, to be built back up as a part of something greater than yourself.

Go ahead…I will wait.

Being a soldier, it makes you part of a family, part of a very specific and unique part of society.

To adopt a talking point of today’s vernacular, the fact that you call yourself a soldier, well…that’s just cultural appropriation.

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Not all swindlers and fraudsters are men: LET investigates “Soldier of Models” – a professional con artist?

The following editorial is the opinion of the author, a staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

NEW YORK- Not all swindlers and fraudsters are men. Remember the 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio?

The story, which some claim is not so credible, of Frank Abagnale, based on his 1980 biography of the same name, chronicles Abagnale’s life of scheming and scamming people out of millions of dollars.

Or, how about, “The Tinder Swindler”? The Netflix documentary of Shimon Hayut, a convicted fraudster.

There are plenty more books, movies and documentaries of schemers, scammers, fraudsters, and basically not so good people taking advantage of others.

Typically, those stories involve men playing the role of the cad. However as noted above, not all swindlers and fraudsters are men.

Who can forget Anna Delvey Sorokin, featured in “Inventing Anna”?

Sorokin is a Russian national who came to New York City to set up a high-end members-only arts club. She’s accused of swindling new acquaintances and various businesses out of some $275,000 during a 10-month crime spree, the New York Post reported.

And what of Elizabeth Holmes, the billionaire fraudster, featured in the Hulu miniseries, “The Dropout?” Holmes was touted as the next Steve Jobs, founding a company called Theranos.

Her scam involved a scheme where she pushed a technology whereby patients would be able to test themselves at home using only one drop of blood. The technology didn’t exist.

Both were made famous for the wrong reasons.

One of the oldest scams in the modern history books is the Modeling Scam. Most folks think it is a “man’s game,” posing as photographers, movie talent agents, magazine publishers, and the list goes on, preying on young, unsuspecting girls with the promise to make them rich and famous.

Well, it’s not just men who are the predators. Women are equally up to the task of scamming and cheating men and women in the modeling world.

One such alleged character is right here in New York. Law Enforcement Today has learned, and confirmed through multiple sources, of a woman who has had decades of complaints and allegations of taking money from aspiring models, actors, and business hopefuls and producing diddly squat.

This woman was charged and arrested in 2019, for Grand Larceny (3rd degree) and Scheme to Defraud (1st degree).

One of her alleged victims? Miss Nevada 2016.

The case was resolved in June of 2020, according to Otsego County DA, John Muehl, when the defendant agreed to an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, along with restitution to Ms. Nevada to the tune of $4,300 – the amount she reportedly swindled the victim out of – and the defendant’s pledge to stay out of trouble for the next six months.

Well, the six months have come and gone. Lesson learned, right?  Think again. She’s back.

And here is the lesson we want our readers to learn. Always be aware of the potential to being victimized by a “seemed to be a really nice person,” who “really wanted to help me become a star.”

And they ask you for money up front, on the “promise” you will make it to the big times. Do your due diligence, research the agency and people behind it.

We once had a wise cop tell us, “You know what makes a lie believable? A shred of truth.” Don’t swallow the shred, look for the whole book and the story it tells.

So, who is this woman, you ask? Well, it depends on which name she is using these days or what company she has launched to peddle her promises of fame and fortune as a model, actor, or business tycoon.

In our research to confirm this story we discovered four names and multiple companies for our lady wannabe Public Relations Agent of the Stars – or as she calls herself these days, “Soldier of Models.” You can’t make this stuff up – the shred of truth.

The rest of the story? Well, now that’s for our follow up segment. But let’s formally introduce you to: Victoria Sarah Talbot, aka Victoria Pressly, aka Victoria Pressly Torre, Victoria Bracie.

Yes, we will be doing more research on the Soldier of Models and sharing the results with our readers. At LET we are sick and tired of predators and are dedicated to bringing the fight to this so- called Soldier. This woman also allegedly bullies clients who reported her activities.

Stay tuned, it’s going to get bumpy for the Soldier of Models.

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