Lori Ann Talens’ amazing coupon scam story is all set to be revisited and revealed in an upcoming episode of ABC’s thrilling crime series. Botanist. It will arrive on ABC this Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm ET. Episode titled Couponswill also be available on the popular streaming platform Hulu the very next day.
The shocking real story of the scam reportedly dates back to 2016. Laurie Ann Talens, the Virginia Beach woman who orchestrated the largest coupon scam in American history, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Ever since ABC broke the news of an upcoming episode featuring Talens’ thundering story, viewers have been eagerly waiting to hear about the architect of the coupon scam, Laurie Ann Talens.
Let’s find out about Talens right away ahead of a new episode of ABC Botanist.
Lori Ann Talens’ husband was also involved in fraud
Lori Ann Talens is reportedly almost 42 years old and originally from Norfolk, Virginia. She is the mastermind behind the largest coupon fraud scheme in the history of the United States.
Lori was an entrepreneur and young mother living in Virginia Beach when she developed a coupon scam. She is married to Pacifico Talens, Jr., who was also heavily involved in the scam. The couple have three children together.
The couple reportedly seemed to have a perfect life together. But that all changed after Laurie Ann launched her fake coupon scheme in 2016. During this period, she was on bed rest after the birth of her third child.
Between April 2017 and May 2020, Talens launched a highly complex coupon scheme, according to court documents, using various social media apps and sites, including Telegram and Facebook, to contact enthusiasts and groups under the false pretense of selling them. real coupons.
The mastermind ran everything online under the name “MasterChef”. She used a computer in her home to create an array of fake coupons. Fake coupons were almost impossible to detect. Talens used several package delivery services and the US Postal Service to send her fake coupons.
Her husband was reportedly aware of his wife’s fraudulent activities and actively participated in them, following his wife’s instructions while performing various tasks. As a result, he also profited heavily from this scheme.
Their scheme was reportedly discovered to be false when one of their customers reported them to the Coupon Clearing Center, or CIC. From that moment on, everything began to fall apart for the couple. It was then revealed that their fake coupon scheme had cost manufacturers and retailers in the United States about $31.8 million in losses.
On September 14, 2021, Laurie Ann Talens was reportedly sentenced to 12 years in prison for her crime, while her husband Pacifico Talens Jr. was sentenced to 7 years in prison for being an active complicit in a coupon fraud scheme. .
Acting Eastern Virginia Attorney Raj Parekh said of the case in an interview:
“This massive fake coupon scheme has hurt consumers, retailers and manufacturers across the country, as well as the economy as a whole. The verdicts handed down in this case illustrate the serious consequences that criminals can face at EDVA for running these bogus get-rich-quick schemes.”
Don’t forget to look Botanistupcoming episode, Coupon Con, arriving Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm ET, exclusively on ABC and the next day on Hulu.