Prostitutes Steal Millions and Walk Free

Prostitutes Steal Millions and Walk Free
Illustration by Mitch O'Connell

Scott Rosen thought he had sealed the deal when the pretty blond 20-something got up to use the bathroom. The 55-year-old with a receding hairline and freshly pressed shirt downed a $12 vodka cranberry as he waited for his target to slink back to the wicker sofa he occupied on the patio of YOLO, a tony restaurant on Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas Boulevard.

Next thing he knew for sure, he was alone in his hotel suite with a mysterious painting of a woman's head.

It was almost 2 a.m. — closing time at the nightspot — and the white noise of postparty plans and meaningless bar banter filled the otherwise quiet Saturday night. The table was adorned with a candle, and Rosen's trademark custom Rolex reflected the flame into a brilliant gold mosaic.

Rosen, whose taut, wiry frame resembles that of Sopranos wiseguy Uncle Paulie, would never speak to that blond again. "In about 30 seconds flat," Rosen recalls, a different woman joined him on the wicker sofa. The striking, five-foot-six Rihanna look-alike wore her long, curly hair pulled to one side. Moments later, she beckoned a blond bombshell in a light-blue dress.

Rosen wasn't much interested in Rihanna, but the fair-haired, lithe one was just his type. He didn't want to show his cards too quickly, though, so he issued an invitation. "Hey, do you guys want to go have a drink at my private bar?" he asked.

Then Rosen turned to his bodyguard of eight years, Scott Hostler. "Bring up the car," he said. Soon the white Cadillac DTS with a license plate reading RUTHLES rolled into the circular driveway outside YOLO. As Rosen clambered into the back seat with the girls, the only thing the blinged-out bachelor could think about was what would happen back at his waterfront condo once they peeped his 60-foot yacht.

Conversation was minimal. The Rihanna look-alike, who had introduced herself as "Crystal," chattered a bit, but the blond wasn't much of a talker.

After a 20-minute drive up I-95, they stopped in his driveway. With a wink and a nod, Rosen sent home his gun-strapped bodyguard; then the three headed inside. Hey, I'm a single guy, he reasoned with his four-drink-deep brain. What's the worst that could happen?

After Hostler left, Crystal asked for a tour of Rosen's boat, Chandelle, which was docked outside. LED lights on the deck railings twinkled like diamonds as they reflected off the Intracoastal.

In the house, the blond took a cigar from the kitchenette and lit up. She then proceeded to the living room, where she pulled a bottle of Ketel One from the bar and mixed three cocktails. Ten minutes passed. Rosen and Crystal ambled up the 20-foot grassy patch that led to a large sliding glass door and joined the blond in the living room.

The last thing Rosen remembers is sinking into the sofa's black leather. After what seemed like seconds, the inside of his eyelids burned red from the light seeping into the master bedroom. He awoke with a start at 9:30 a.m. — far later than normal — to find himself alone and fully clothed. The only thing he wasn't wearing from the night before was his diamond-encrusted Rolex, an accessory that had been replaced by a bump on his forehead. Upon searching his home, he found several other things missing: a Smith & Wesson snub-nose revolver, two Glock 9mm handguns, and three 3.5-carat marquise diamonds. In total, he was out close to $318,000 in swag.

The story of Crystal and her cohort, along with two other women, made headlines around the world last summer. Police said four women had ripped off dozens of men during a yearlong crime spree, which most notably included taking almost a half-million dollars from a 350-pound NFL defensive tackle.

This past June, Subhanna Beyah, AKA Crystal, the 25-year-old ringleader of the foxy female thieves, was arrested and charged with ripping off 13 men and making off with $1,281,769 in jewelry, guns, cash, and property including a Cadillac Escalade. Two other women — 25-year-old Johninna Miller and 27-year-old Keshia Clark — were arrested for their participation in the scam and have subsequently bonded out. Ryan Elkins, the daughter of a police chief and the girl who mixed Rosen's Ketel One, is on the lam.

Beyah, interviewed in jail, says she's innocent. The chameleon of a woman — who has appeared in 15 South Florida mug shots with just as many hairstyles — says her knowledge of YOLO is limited to the Drake lyric.

And though the evidence at first glance seems overwhelming, she just might get away with it. The reason: Most of the men involved — including New York Giants tackle Shaun Rogers — who originally reported the thefts have backed off rather than testify in court. All that remain are Scott Rosen and another man, who claims the pair took him for about $30,000. "God forbid some pimp comes after me," Rosen says. "But I'm ready."


Before Rosen decides to move forward, though, he might do well to study the case of John Bolaris. The 53-year-old was the highest-paid TV weatherman in Philadelphia, earning $540,000 per year delivering forecasts on Fox 29, when he encountered an organized crime ring of Eastern European women in 2010. Each year after sweeps week in late March, he and his buddy Chris Wragge would head to South Florida for a three-day golf trip — using Wragge's CBS Sports credentials to hit the most exclusive links. "Just single guys in Miami having fun," Bolaris now says of the pilgrimage.

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jamescyberjoe2002
jamescyberjoe2002

My spidey senses are fine tuned to this bullshit. If an attractive woman suddenly shows interest in me it's a scam...I tell them to buzz off. One time in a bar I struck up a conversation with an attractive woman. I bought her a beer and we talked. The whole time she's asking me if we can get a sandwich next door. Finally we went next door and she got a sandwich, a soda and cigarettes. Stupidly I paid for the purchase. She did offer me half of the sandwich which I declined. Then she gave me the "I have to check my car" routine and was gone just like that. I knew I was had. It was only 20 bucks I was out but it taught me a valuable lesson. In hindsight I remember seeing track marks on her arms. She was hungry I knew that. Anyways, this was 2 years ago and I'm much wiser now. Even seemingly innocent women can be no good. You really can't trust no one anymore.

Tjames
Tjames

Wow a series of morons with too much money get ripped off by some female con artists. Sounds like natural selection to me. Good work girls.

justbeyou38
justbeyou38

That is a lesson! You should never trust in people who you just met! 

I have had a similar experience, I am a female victim of a crime in South Beach on April 2011. I was by myself on Delano Night Club after finishing my work in a restaurant near by, that night was my birthday and i did not want to go back to my apartment . I met 2 ladies who started trying to approach to me once they realized that I was wearing expensive clothes, Chanel Hand bag, Rolex some Dee Beers jewels just to mention…! 

They asked where I was staying , I innocent said to them ( I was not far from the Delano Hotel) ….less than 1 hour I met those people my handbag disappeared, I started looking for everywhere with the securities, bag and the ladies disappeared once i get on my apartment there was NOTHING LEFT, they went to my apartment using my keys, i had the apartment number on the keys as I was new to Miami and did not realized how DANGEROUS/SCAMS place Florida was. So people BE CAREFUL! Finally I got my staff back after hiring a Private Investigator as the Miami Police didn't help much unless gave all the evidences and finally arrested them AFTER 30 days searching them! Without a private investigator I would have never be able to get my staff back! Well I didn't get everything because there was much more people involved and the split some of my things to the others, but 95% of the things i did! I still miss my Dee Bees Bracelet.

Nadia Tamara Ramaglia
Nadia Tamara Ramaglia

I don't think they walk free. They have to pay their dues for the few men that have enough balls to testify against them.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...........................DIY @ YOLO = ?

you get what you pay for - right ?

old geezer want's to be a superhero to all the young nubiles and ego gets in the way - otherwise RENTing it requires dealing with an agent (PIMP) who has to guarantee satisfaction or his biz gets bad street cred = period

the BEDBUGs alone that come along in these deals would be enough to turn me off

tandyben
tandyben

Men should learn by now that women of the streets are no good. "Some" good women still exist. Emphasis on "some." Let the good times roll. http://po.st/HWffGz

barnyard2217
barnyard2217

Fuc'n Niqqers, the Hebrew prick is lucky he woke up @ all.

Kelly Canfield
Kelly Canfield

Some dirtbags try to take advantage of young chicks and get ripped off. Cry me a river. They wanted to take advantage of these chicks and would have if they had the opportunity. They had it coming...

lamandingos
lamandingos

Some hoes end up in trunks and some get a way with a few scams. Its a pathetic and sorry life that I wouldnt wish on anyone that I cared about.


To the hoes with with crowns tattooed on their bodies . . .the game is called "the game" for a reason. All games have winners and losers. The crown shows you lost before you even got started.

jthomp1515
jthomp1515

the big story here is a frigging weatherman getting half a million a year to ugly up my tv screen. 

Kenneth Chavarria
Kenneth Chavarria

Looks like those guys ended up getting fucked twice.... Zing!

Ernie Torres
Ernie Torres

Haha good for them, men are always suckers when it comes to women pretty or ugly. It all depends how drunk a man is.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.......................this is an old story (not as in "there is no fool like and old fool") but as in it has appeared in print here months ago - not just today

anyway what is fiction is that the bars and restaurants are not involved - in fact these operators depend on each other - the women to attract marks INTO these operations to get the tab run up fraudulently high so the house get paid something for nothing AND the tips escalate (even if the women falsely claim they have already order and consummed some food and beverage prior to the marks involvement which he then pays for (i guess the waiter and woman split that) - it's not unusual for the woman to have an existing $800 or $1,200 bill)...................... and the women to be recognized by the operators as a legitimate patron as to make it their meeting kosher

so what happens here - the women get their mark - the restaurant gets fraudulently paid for food and beverages it didn't serve - the waiter gets an oversized tip on the inflated fraudulent tab

ever wonder WHY these women seem so readily and openly available ?

John Wilson
John Wilson

^the pussy will always find a way. from the time of scavenging for berries to the rebooting of an ethnicity

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Dude, all those bitches were ugly as fuck. Idk how any dude could get swindled by these mutts

danelyone
danelyone

So the ring leader of the gang has appeared in 13 different mug shots, New Times couldn't insert 1 of them to see who they are talking about?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@justbeyou38  "I met 2 ladies who started trying to approach to me once they realized that I was wearing expensive clothes, Chanel Hand bag, Rolex some Dee Beers jewels just to mention…! "


Live by the Bling, Die by the Bling ... you pretentious twat.



allie.conti
allie.conti

@justbeyou38 Hey there. I'd love to hear your story, especially coming from a female perspective. Please get in touch with me: allie.conti@miaminewtimes.com. Thanks!

allie.conti
allie.conti

@justbeyou38 Hey there. I'd love to hear more about your story and get a female perspective. Please e-mail me at allie.conti@miaminewtimes.com. Thanks so much!

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................kelly i would go further and say some of these might actually be INSURANCE FRAUD events..................i would like to know how much money insurance paid on these "losses" and related to this why a scant amount of the "stolen" stuff ever shows up on the street (what that tells me is the stuff is in the hands of the same one filing the insurance claim OR never existed in the first place with a fake purchase invoice supporting the "purchase")......................otherwise the GUYs seem to be the ones needing to pull scams having so many toys and no obvious sign(s) of income (except for the TV guy) AND come here to play (on the lam or in a scam or themselves fraudsters or drug dealers (rolex is a form of settlement or posting bond refundably (personalty (like GOLD TEETH) cannot be seized like cash against a penalty judgement) in the drug industry)

oespaillat
oespaillat

Thats actually a really good point. Hadn't even thought about it that way.

 
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