Elizabeth DeMaria was wanted on 11 counts of fraud and 11 counts of theft when she jumped 35 floors to her death. There was a search warrant released for DeMaria after she failed to show up at a court-mandated status check while out on bail. Investigators tracked her to the MGM Grand, where Secretary of State Office’s Securities Division forced their way into her room. They saw DeMaria throw her laptop computer off the balcony before she jumped. The remains of the laptop were recovered and will be examined for fraudulent materials. A U.S. passport was found in DeMaria’s room under the name Lisa Victoria. She was accused of conning $200,000 from nine victims by claiming they were investing in a media company, The Vegas Channel.
Fraud expert Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog says committing a life of crime does not pay. In this case the fraudster ultimately lost by ending their own life, once authorities were onto the scam. Fraudsters’ road to happy trails only leads to dead ends, heart aches, and even death. As a fraudster, your life is always on the run. Fraud Dog says that the more Americans who speaks out about fraud, the more fraudsters will get caught. It is imperative that you speak out about fraud. Let’s stop the fraudster in their tracks, says the Fraud Dog.
To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.