An alleged grifter has been charged with conning dozens in Seattle’s comic book and LGBTQ scene out of more than half a million dollars with false tales about having multiple sclerosis and needing help with school costs and to bail a brother in jail, prosecutors said.
Sabrina Taylor, 40, of Tacoma, Wash. was charged with four counts of wire fraud after scamming numerous friends and acquaintances out of more than $550,000 over a three-year period.
“She scandalously took advantage of their hard-earned money — all to satisfy her mercenary greed,” an FBI investigator wrote in a criminal complaint.
A message left with Taylor’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.
““I lied. I lied because I have a shopping addiction which I developed as a coping mechanism over years of physical and emotional abuse.””
Prosecutors say that between November 2016 and July 2019, Taylor approached multiple people she met online through a shared interest in comics, anime and video…