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We are a True Crime podcast about women and the crimes they commit. Join us twice a month as we use a sense of humor to analyze the bad things women have done throughout history.

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033-PTB discusses Anna Sorkin, whether Gucci is passe and tips for being your own sugar daddy

EAnna Sorokin is a Russian Immigrant. Her father was a truck driver in Russia who later ran a heating and cooling business in Germany. Sorokin moved to Paris for an internship at Purple magazine and then moved to New York in 2014. From here she began to embed herself in high society. She wasn't as rich as many of the people in her social circle so she began to run a scam to trick banks and shops into paying for a more extravagant lifestyle. She began telling people that her name was Anna Delvey and that she was a German heiress so she could open a members only arts club on Park Avenue South. She told her friends that Delvey was her mother’s maiden name, which wasn’t true, and that her dad was a diplomat, oil executive or a solar panel magnate. She began buying expensive brands and living in fancy hotels. She would hired private planes and buy expensive gifts for her friends. She also met some members of high society. She became friend with Gabriel Andres Calatrava who is an architect and the son of famous architect. She nearly got him to agree to build her private club. She paid for all of this by getting loans from banks. City National Bank gave her 100,000$ and let her overdraft her account. With this money she went on a shopping spree at Apple and Net-a-Porter. All of this was going well until she took a trip to Morocco with one of her close friends, Rachel DeLoache Williams, who was a former Vanity fair editor and her friend. The two stayed in a five star resort and racked up a 62,000$ bill. When Sorokin’s card got decline she convince Williams to pay the bill, promising to pay her back. When Sorokin didn’t repay her Williams went to the police. Sorokin was first arrested in July 2017 for skipping out on thousands of dollars of bills at the Beekman and W New York hotels and a lunch bill of less than $200 at a restaurant at the Le Parker Meridien hotel. She was released but then arrested again in October. Before her trial Sorokin was offered a plea deal with a sentence of three to nine years in prison but she considered that too long and instead took her chances at trial. At her trial Williams, her friend, testified against her. The jury deliberated for only two days and, on April 25th 2019, returned a guilty verdict. She was found guilty on multiple fraud charges, including second-degree grand larceny and theft of services. She was, however, found not guilty on two other charges: one of two counts of attempted grand larceny, and one for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from Williams. She was sentenced to four to twelve years in prison and ordered to pay almost $199,000 in restitution, as well as a fine of $24,000. During the trial Sorokin seemed unconcerned. The district attorney commented that she, "more seriously her clothing than anything else." Sorokin has not since expressed any sadness or remorse over her actions. She is quoted as saying: “The thing is, I’m not sorry. I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I went about certain things.” After her release Sorokin hopes to move to London but will likely be deported to Germany. Williams is writing a book about her time with Sorokin and Netflix has acquired the right to a TV show on her.

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033-PTB discusses Anna Sorkin, whether Gucci is passe and tips for being your own sugar daddy

032 - PTB discusses the 40 Elephants, our love of pockets and why this group should be taught in business school

EThe Forty Elephants got their name from the Forty Thieves, a similar male gang. They were different in that they were comprised entirely of women and instead of breaking into stores they would steal while the stores were open. They were in existence from at least 1873 through the 1950s but it’s possible they were around longer. They ran the largest shoplifting operation in Britain and made special coats, cummerbunds, muffs, skirts, bloomers and hats with hidden pockets to stuff the stolen goods into. They would enter a store and steal from it, never keeping the goods but instead selling them off at a merchant’s. They eventually became so well known that they needed to spread out because panic would erupt as they neared. They would also sleep with wealthy men and then blackmail them to stay quiet and get maids positions in wealthy houses in order to rob them. As technology advanced they invested in cars and would also leave empty suitcases on trains to deposit the stolen goods into. If caught, they were freed using a fund that the women set up for exactly that. Their leaders were known as Queen and their most renowned queen was Alice Diamond, she lead the group starting in 1912 after coming from a criminal background herself. Her second in command was Margaret Hughes. Diamond would use a local male gang to ensure that her blackmail was paid. She also kept razors and diamond rings on her to use as a weapon. Their decline started with a woman in the group named Marie Britten. She fell in love with a man outside of the group, which was against their rules. She was summoned to Diamond and brought her dad along with her. Britten refused to stop seeing the man and Hughes attacked Britten’s dad with a razor. The two escaped but Diamond went after them. Members of the gang hurled rocks through Britten’s windows, injuring several people. The police were called and many members of the gang were arrested- Diamond and Hughes escaped though. At trial they were the only ones charged and were convicted and sentenced to hard labor. When Diamond returned to the gang they had weakened and she gave up her leadership. They crumbled after that.

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032 - PTB discusses the 40 Elephants, our love of pockets and why this group should be taught in business school

031 - PTB discusses Six Miscellaneous Madames

EYoselyn Ortega Yoselyn Ortega was a nanny for a New York family. The family had three children, Lucia, Leo and Nessie. On October 25th, 2012 Marina Krim, the mother, went to their apartment with her youngest child, Nessie, because Ortega hadn’t showed up at the other daughter’s ballet lesson. This is when she discovered the bodies of her two other children in the tub surrounded by blood and with multiple stab wounds. When Krim went to confront Ortega the nanny began to stab herself with a kitchen knife. Ortega claimed that she had killed the children because she wanted more money and that when she asked her employers about it they suggested that she could do housework. In November of 2012 Ortega was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. She plead not guilty, using a psychiatric defense but was found guilty of both first and second degree murder on April 18th, 2018. Claudia Ochoa Felix Felix is the alleged leader of a Mexican Cartel, Los Antrax, and also a famous instagram model. She is said to have taken over after her significant others was arrested in January 2014. She is often compared to Kim Kardasian in appearance. Felix denies leading the cartel but has often posed with a pink AK- 47. Recently a hit was attempted on her when gunmen grabbed a woman who looked like Felix. Her body was later found behind a school and she had been tortured to death. Felix denies the connection and claims that fake social media accounts have been used to frame her. Since the incident she has made all her accounts private. Fred and Rose West Fred and Rose West were renowned serial killers. They met when Rose was 15 and Fred was 27 and began dating later that year. She was pregnant at 16 and Fred ended up going to jail after she gave birth, leaving her with her child and two of his to raise. While he was away she murdered one of his kids, Charmaine, and then the pair buried the body. When Charmaine’s mom came to look for her they murdered her as well. After this Rose became a prostitute and forced several of their kids into it as well. Between April of 1973 and August of 1979 they murdered several other people including Shirley Robinson- whom they dismembered and removed her fetus- Heather, Fred’s Daughter, and eight others. To hide their tracks Fred would pretend to be doing home improvement projects. In August of 1992 Fred was arrested and charged with raping his daughter. Rose was arrest then as well for child cruelty. She denied it, claiming that it was entirely her husband. Fred committed suicide in January of 1995 and Rose’s trial began in November of 1995. She was found guilty of ten murders and sentenced to life in prison. Winona Ryder In 2001 Winona Ryder stole $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ryder said that she did it because, “Psychologically, I must have been at a place where I just wanted to stop. I won’t get into what happened, but it wasn’t what people think.” She has been open about her struggle with mental illness and spoke about it in an interview with Diane Sawyer. She talked about managing her depression and anxiety while also acting. She admitted to buying into the ‘tortured artist’ idea and thought that depression would make her a better actor. She was found guilty of two counts of shoplifting and vandalism and sentenced to community service. Mary Frances Creighton Her Wikipedia page reads: Mary Frances Creighton (July 29, 1899 – July 16, 1936), was a housewife, who along with Everett Applegate, a 36-year-old former American Legion official, was executed in Sing Sing Prison's electric chair, Old Sparky, for the poisoning of Applegate's wife, Ada, in Baldwin, New York on September 27, 1935. She had passed out before the execution, and was executed in an unconscious state We hope to investigate further. New Zealand Vampires - Xenia Gregoriana Borichevsky These are about a string of vampire attacks in New Zealand. In February 2016 a woman bit a man in the north Island at

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031 - PTB discusses Six Miscellaneous Madames

030 - PTB discusses Kim Saenz, bleach and our origin story

EKim Saenz was born in Fall River, Massachusetts 1973. In 2007 she moved to Lufkin, Texas and was hired as a nurse at DaVita's dialysis clinic. She was hired despite a poor employment history. She had been fired from four health care jobs for stealing medical and cheating on a urine test. She had also been arrested for public intoxication and criminal trespass after a 2007 domestic disturbance with her husband, though the two later reconciled. She has two children. In the spring of 2008 the clinic that Saenz worked for saw a spike in patients falling seriously ill. Paramedics were called to the clinic 30 times in April (double the previous years). Patients also went into cardiac arrest , In one instance one patient, Thelma Metcalf, had to go the ER several times due to getting too much blood thinner and later died. DaVita sent one of its clinical coordinators, Amy Clinton, to Lufkin to find out what was wrong. She instituted several changes to minimize risk and protect against death. Nurses were reassigned to different tasks and hours. On April 28, 2008, Saenz showed up to work and was toldby Clintonthatshe had been reassignedfor the daytowork as apatient caretechnician. Saenz didn’t like this and felt like it was beneath her. She was rude to coworkers and clients. Several coworkers passed their concerns onto their superiors. A department official wrote the state health inspectors and asked them to investigate. Patients Linda Hall and Lurlene Hamilton testified that they saw Saenz draw a bleach solution into two syringes, then inject the substance into dialysis lines. When confronted Saenz said she was cleaning an unused dialysis machine and used a syringe to get a precise measurement–a method that was contrary to policy. The bucket and syringes both tested positive for bleach and the police were called in. The clinic was shut down for two weeks and several other syringes she used were tested. When the results came back positive she was fired and her license was suspended. Saenz then applied to work as a receptionist in a Lufkin medical office, in violation of her bail. A search of her hard drive revealed searches for whether or not bleach could kill. When questioned by the cops she said she used bleach to clean the needles and claimed there were no measuring cups available. She was then arrested on five counts of capital murder and five counts of aggravate assault with a deadly weapon. The local police, having no way to test for bleach in deceased patients, contacted Mark Sochaski, an analytical chemist and bioterrorism expert. He was developing a test for measuringchlorineexposure by measuring the presence of chlorotyrosine, anamino acid formed from exposure to chlorinating agents like bleach. He tested several samples sent to him by investigators and found that chlorotyrosine peaks in nine samples–something that could only be explained by exposure to bleach. When the bleach entered the patients' bloodstream, it causes blood cellsto explode, which in turn released iron. This process, calledhemolysis, caused them to go into cardiac arrest and die. In March 2012 Saenz was convicted of murdering five patients and injuring five others. Prosectors sought the death penalty but she was sentenced to life in prizon with no possibility of parole.

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030 - PTB discusses Kim Saenz, bleach and our origin story

029 - PTB discusses Loretta Valezquez, Spy v. Spy and Mulan

ELoreta Velazquez was born in Cuba on June 26, 1842 to a wealthy family. In 1849 she moved to New Orleans for school. At age fourteen she married an office of the Texas army and when he joined the confederate army she wanted to join to. He refused so she made a uniform and join the army under the name of Harry T. Buford. She joined as lieutenant and gathered a group of soldiers under her command and took them to Florida for her husband. His reaction to this is unknown because he was shot and killed the next day. Velazquez decided to head North as an independent solider. She joined up with a regiment to fight at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. After this she changed back into female attired and went to Washington DC, where she began to gather intelligence for the Confederacy. She claimed to have arranged meetings with Secretary of War Simon Cameron and President Abraham Lincoln. She then returned South and was made an official member of the detective corps. Disguised as Lieutenant Buford she went to Tennessee to join another regiment. She fought in the Battle of Fort Donelson on Feb, 11 1862. She was wounded and didn't want her gender to be discovered so she fled back to New Orleans. While in New Orleans she was arrest for being a possible union spy but was released with a fine for impersonating a man. Velazquez then went back Tennessee and found the regiment that she had recruited for her husband. She fought with them in the Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862. While on burial detail, she was wounded in the side by an exploding shell, and an army doctor discovered her true gender. Velazquez decided at this point to end her career as a soldier, and she returned to New Orleans. She volunteered her services as a spy and was able to travel freely in the North and South as she donned both female and male disguises. After the war, Velazquez married, Major Wasson, and immigrated to Venezuela. After he died, she moved back to the United States, where she traveled extensively in the West, and gave birth to a baby boy. In 1876 Velazquez needed money to support her child and decided to publish her memoirs. The book is titled ‘he Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velázquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army’. The reaction to the book was mixed and Confederate General Jubal Early claimed that it was pure fiction with no proof throughout. There is still a debate today about the accuracy of the book. Early claimed that there were several inconsistencies and some of what she claimed was impossible. He also claimed that because she didn’t use full names it was impossible to verify her claims. He interviewed Velazquez and was even more convinced after that she had lied. In May of 1878 she wrote him a letter protesting his defamation. Velazquez maintained that her story was true and that every story of the war would be different. Also, please follow this link for more information about cross dressing and the history of it.

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029 - PTB discusses Loretta Valezquez, Spy v. Spy and Mulan

028 -PTB discusses Cassie Chadwick, Amelia's alternate career plans and how great our state is

ECassie Chadwick as born as Elizabeth Bigley in Eastwood, Ontario, Canada in 1857. When she was 14 years old she moved to Woodstock, Ontario, where she opened a bank account using a suspicious letter from a fake uncle. With the account she managed to pass dozens of worthless checks around the city. In 1870 the police discovered her scheme and arrested her for forgery. She escaped because she was a minor and people thought she was mentally ill. After this Chadwick moved to the Cleveland to live with her sister. She married Dr. Wallace but the marriage ended after 11 days when he discovered her background. They were divorced in 1883 after he paid her debts. Chadwick became a fortune teller known as Lydia Scott and then as Madame Lydia DeVere. She opened a small shop and funded it by pawning her sister furniture. She married again, this time to John R. Scott, a farmer in Ohio. This marriage was also short lived and she sued him for adultery. In 1897 she married Dr. Leroy Chadwick. She i...

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028 -PTB discusses Cassie Chadwick, Amelia's alternate career plans and how great our state is

027 - PTB discusses Lizzie Borden, old timey murders, and mother goose

ELizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. Lizze Borden was born on July 19th, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Sarah Anthony and Andrew Jackson Borden. She also had an older sister, Emma. Initially Mr. Borden struggle financially but the n got his big break selling furniture and caskets. The Casket business lead him to becoming a successful property developer. His estimated value at time of death was 300,000 (equivalent to $8,370,000 in 2018). As a young woman Borden was religious and taught Sunday school to immigrant children. She also became involved in the women's temperance movement. Borden’s mom died and three years after her death Andrew married Abby Durfee Gray. Lizzie was indirect about her feelings for her step mom but she rarely ate dinner with the family and it seemed like there were tensions in the house. Lizzie’s dad also showered her in gifts while being very frugal with the sisters...

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027 - PTB discusses Lizzie Borden, old timey murders, and mother goose

026 - PTB discusses Allison Mack, Amelia's tip for recognizing a cult and Hermione Granger

ENXIVM was founded in 1998 as a multi-level marketing company that offered "Executive Success Programs" and self improvement seminars. Keith Raniere was one of the founders and he said the purpose of the company was to "have people experience more joy in their lives." It was a pyramid scheme where those involved called each other Nxians. In 1996 the company said that it wasn’t a pyramid scheme but agreed to pay a 40,000$ fine and was permanently banned from "promoting, offering or granting participation in a chain distribution scheme". In 2003 nearly 3,700 people had taken their classes. Details began to emerge in October 2017 when the New York Times wrote an article about DOS, a secret sisterhood within NXIVM where the female members were referred to as ‘slaves’ and were branded with the initials of the founders. They were also beaten and required to hand over nude photos as collateral. DOS stood for a Latin phrase meaning “Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions” women w...

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026 - PTB discusses Allison Mack, Amelia's tip for recognizing a cult and Hermione Granger

025 - PTB Discusses the Kardashians, Shylohs love of Trash TV and Alice Marie Johnson

Johnson was a single mom who was arrested in 1993 for her nonviolent involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization. She became involved in the drug trade after she lost her long time job at FedEx. Johnson had a rough like. She had a gambling addiction, got a divorce and lost her youngest son in a motorcycle accident. For the drug trade she acted as a go-between, delivering coded messages by phone but says that she never make the drug deals or sold drugs. The drug trade was connected to Colombian drug dealers that operated out of Texas. Once caught she was convicted of money laundering and structuring. The second crime because she bought her house using a down payment structured to avoid hitting a $10,000 reporting threshold. Over a dozen people were arrested at the same time as Johnson. In the indictment she was described as a leader in a multi-million dollar cocaine ring, and detailed dozens of drug transactions and deliveries. In 1997 Johnson received a life sentence w...

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025 - PTB Discusses the Kardashians, Shylohs love of Trash TV and Alice Marie Johnson

024 -PTB discusses old video games, a potential new musical and the Bloody Benders

EIn Kansas in 1872 there was a family of four- the dad, John Bender, Sr. or Pa, a son John, a wife whose name was Almira or Elvira Ma and a daughter Kate. They were a homestead family and got a plot of 160 acres. The parents mostly spoke German and maybe a little English but both of the kids knew English. They were older when they moved to Kansas, possibly in their 50s or 60s. It was possible that they weren’t a family. There are theories that the kids were actually husband and wife and that the mother had several other husbands before that she murdered. She may have had ten kids and Kate was the youngest. The family owned a general store which supplied travelling wagons with with liquor, tobacco, horse feed, gunpowder, and food. They also owned an inn. The space was a large room divided by heavy canvas curtains. The men in the family weren’t very chatty but the daughter was kind and attractive. The family were spiritualists, which was a system of belief or religious practice based...

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024 -PTB discusses old video games, a potential new musical and the Bloody Benders

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033-PTB discusses Anna Sorkin, whether Gucci is passe and tips for being your own sugar daddy

EAnna Sorokin is a Russian Immigrant. Her father was a truck driver in Russia who later ran a heating and cooling business in Germany. Sorokin moved to Paris for an internship at Purple magazine and then moved to New York in 2014. From here she began to embed herself in high society. She wasn't as rich as many of the people in her social circle so she began to run a scam to trick banks and shops into paying for a more extravagant lifestyle. She began telling people that her name was Anna Delvey and that she was a German heiress so she could open a members only arts club on Park Avenue South. She told her friends that Delvey was her mother’s maiden name, which wasn’t true, and that her dad was a diplomat, oil executive or a solar panel magnate. She began buying expensive brands and living in fancy hotels. She would hired private planes and buy expensive gifts for her friends. She also met some members of high society. She became friend with Gabriel Andres Calatrava who is an architect and the son of famous architect. She nearly got him to agree to build her private club. She paid for all of this by getting loans from banks. City National Bank gave her 100,000$ and let her overdraft her account. With this money she went on a shopping spree at Apple and Net-a-Porter. All of this was going well until she took a trip to Morocco with one of her close friends, Rachel DeLoache Williams, who was a former Vanity fair editor and her friend. The two stayed in a five star resort and racked up a 62,000$ bill. When Sorokin’s card got decline she convince Williams to pay the bill, promising to pay her back. When Sorokin didn’t repay her Williams went to the police. Sorokin was first arrested in July 2017 for skipping out on thousands of dollars of bills at the Beekman and W New York hotels and a lunch bill of less than $200 at a restaurant at the Le Parker Meridien hotel. She was released but then arrested again in October. Before her trial Sorokin was offered a plea deal with a sentence of three to nine years in prison but she considered that too long and instead took her chances at trial. At her trial Williams, her friend, testified against her. The jury deliberated for only two days and, on April 25th 2019, returned a guilty verdict. She was found guilty on multiple fraud charges, including second-degree grand larceny and theft of services. She was, however, found not guilty on two other charges: one of two counts of attempted grand larceny, and one for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from Williams. She was sentenced to four to twelve years in prison and ordered to pay almost $199,000 in restitution, as well as a fine of $24,000. During the trial Sorokin seemed unconcerned. The district attorney commented that she, "more seriously her clothing than anything else." Sorokin has not since expressed any sadness or remorse over her actions. She is quoted as saying: “The thing is, I’m not sorry. I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I went about certain things.” After her release Sorokin hopes to move to London but will likely be deported to Germany. Williams is writing a book about her time with Sorokin and Netflix has acquired the right to a TV show on her.

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033-PTB discusses Anna Sorkin, whether Gucci is passe and tips for being your own sugar daddy

032 - PTB discusses the 40 Elephants, our love of pockets and why this group should be taught in business school

EThe Forty Elephants got their name from the Forty Thieves, a similar male gang. They were different in that they were comprised entirely of women and instead of breaking into stores they would steal while the stores were open. They were in existence from at least 1873 through the 1950s but it’s possible they were around longer. They ran the largest shoplifting operation in Britain and made special coats, cummerbunds, muffs, skirts, bloomers and hats with hidden pockets to stuff the stolen goods into. They would enter a store and steal from it, never keeping the goods but instead selling them off at a merchant’s. They eventually became so well known that they needed to spread out because panic would erupt as they neared. They would also sleep with wealthy men and then blackmail them to stay quiet and get maids positions in wealthy houses in order to rob them. As technology advanced they invested in cars and would also leave empty suitcases on trains to deposit the stolen goods into. If caught, they were freed using a fund that the women set up for exactly that. Their leaders were known as Queen and their most renowned queen was Alice Diamond, she lead the group starting in 1912 after coming from a criminal background herself. Her second in command was Margaret Hughes. Diamond would use a local male gang to ensure that her blackmail was paid. She also kept razors and diamond rings on her to use as a weapon. Their decline started with a woman in the group named Marie Britten. She fell in love with a man outside of the group, which was against their rules. She was summoned to Diamond and brought her dad along with her. Britten refused to stop seeing the man and Hughes attacked Britten’s dad with a razor. The two escaped but Diamond went after them. Members of the gang hurled rocks through Britten’s windows, injuring several people. The police were called and many members of the gang were arrested- Diamond and Hughes escaped though. At trial they were the only ones charged and were convicted and sentenced to hard labor. When Diamond returned to the gang they had weakened and she gave up her leadership. They crumbled after that.

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032 - PTB discusses the 40 Elephants, our love of pockets and why this group should be taught in business school

031 - PTB discusses Six Miscellaneous Madames

EYoselyn Ortega Yoselyn Ortega was a nanny for a New York family. The family had three children, Lucia, Leo and Nessie. On October 25th, 2012 Marina Krim, the mother, went to their apartment with her youngest child, Nessie, because Ortega hadn’t showed up at the other daughter’s ballet lesson. This is when she discovered the bodies of her two other children in the tub surrounded by blood and with multiple stab wounds. When Krim went to confront Ortega the nanny began to stab herself with a kitchen knife. Ortega claimed that she had killed the children because she wanted more money and that when she asked her employers about it they suggested that she could do housework. In November of 2012 Ortega was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. She plead not guilty, using a psychiatric defense but was found guilty of both first and second degree murder on April 18th, 2018. Claudia Ochoa Felix Felix is the alleged leader of a Mexican Cartel, Los Antrax, and also a famous instagram model. She is said to have taken over after her significant others was arrested in January 2014. She is often compared to Kim Kardasian in appearance. Felix denies leading the cartel but has often posed with a pink AK- 47. Recently a hit was attempted on her when gunmen grabbed a woman who looked like Felix. Her body was later found behind a school and she had been tortured to death. Felix denies the connection and claims that fake social media accounts have been used to frame her. Since the incident she has made all her accounts private. Fred and Rose West Fred and Rose West were renowned serial killers. They met when Rose was 15 and Fred was 27 and began dating later that year. She was pregnant at 16 and Fred ended up going to jail after she gave birth, leaving her with her child and two of his to raise. While he was away she murdered one of his kids, Charmaine, and then the pair buried the body. When Charmaine’s mom came to look for her they murdered her as well. After this Rose became a prostitute and forced several of their kids into it as well. Between April of 1973 and August of 1979 they murdered several other people including Shirley Robinson- whom they dismembered and removed her fetus- Heather, Fred’s Daughter, and eight others. To hide their tracks Fred would pretend to be doing home improvement projects. In August of 1992 Fred was arrested and charged with raping his daughter. Rose was arrest then as well for child cruelty. She denied it, claiming that it was entirely her husband. Fred committed suicide in January of 1995 and Rose’s trial began in November of 1995. She was found guilty of ten murders and sentenced to life in prison. Winona Ryder In 2001 Winona Ryder stole $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ryder said that she did it because, “Psychologically, I must have been at a place where I just wanted to stop. I won’t get into what happened, but it wasn’t what people think.” She has been open about her struggle with mental illness and spoke about it in an interview with Diane Sawyer. She talked about managing her depression and anxiety while also acting. She admitted to buying into the ‘tortured artist’ idea and thought that depression would make her a better actor. She was found guilty of two counts of shoplifting and vandalism and sentenced to community service. Mary Frances Creighton Her Wikipedia page reads: Mary Frances Creighton (July 29, 1899 – July 16, 1936), was a housewife, who along with Everett Applegate, a 36-year-old former American Legion official, was executed in Sing Sing Prison's electric chair, Old Sparky, for the poisoning of Applegate's wife, Ada, in Baldwin, New York on September 27, 1935. She had passed out before the execution, and was executed in an unconscious state We hope to investigate further. New Zealand Vampires - Xenia Gregoriana Borichevsky These are about a string of vampire attacks in New Zealand. In February 2016 a woman bit a man in the north Island at

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031 - PTB discusses Six Miscellaneous Madames

030 - PTB discusses Kim Saenz, bleach and our origin story

EKim Saenz was born in Fall River, Massachusetts 1973. In 2007 she moved to Lufkin, Texas and was hired as a nurse at DaVita's dialysis clinic. She was hired despite a poor employment history. She had been fired from four health care jobs for stealing medical and cheating on a urine test. She had also been arrested for public intoxication and criminal trespass after a 2007 domestic disturbance with her husband, though the two later reconciled. She has two children. In the spring of 2008 the clinic that Saenz worked for saw a spike in patients falling seriously ill. Paramedics were called to the clinic 30 times in April (double the previous years). Patients also went into cardiac arrest , In one instance one patient, Thelma Metcalf, had to go the ER several times due to getting too much blood thinner and later died. DaVita sent one of its clinical coordinators, Amy Clinton, to Lufkin to find out what was wrong. She instituted several changes to minimize risk and protect against death. Nurses were reassigned to different tasks and hours. On April 28, 2008, Saenz showed up to work and was toldby Clintonthatshe had been reassignedfor the daytowork as apatient caretechnician. Saenz didn’t like this and felt like it was beneath her. She was rude to coworkers and clients. Several coworkers passed their concerns onto their superiors. A department official wrote the state health inspectors and asked them to investigate. Patients Linda Hall and Lurlene Hamilton testified that they saw Saenz draw a bleach solution into two syringes, then inject the substance into dialysis lines. When confronted Saenz said she was cleaning an unused dialysis machine and used a syringe to get a precise measurement–a method that was contrary to policy. The bucket and syringes both tested positive for bleach and the police were called in. The clinic was shut down for two weeks and several other syringes she used were tested. When the results came back positive she was fired and her license was suspended. Saenz then applied to work as a receptionist in a Lufkin medical office, in violation of her bail. A search of her hard drive revealed searches for whether or not bleach could kill. When questioned by the cops she said she used bleach to clean the needles and claimed there were no measuring cups available. She was then arrested on five counts of capital murder and five counts of aggravate assault with a deadly weapon. The local police, having no way to test for bleach in deceased patients, contacted Mark Sochaski, an analytical chemist and bioterrorism expert. He was developing a test for measuringchlorineexposure by measuring the presence of chlorotyrosine, anamino acid formed from exposure to chlorinating agents like bleach. He tested several samples sent to him by investigators and found that chlorotyrosine peaks in nine samples–something that could only be explained by exposure to bleach. When the bleach entered the patients' bloodstream, it causes blood cellsto explode, which in turn released iron. This process, calledhemolysis, caused them to go into cardiac arrest and die. In March 2012 Saenz was convicted of murdering five patients and injuring five others. Prosectors sought the death penalty but she was sentenced to life in prizon with no possibility of parole.

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030 - PTB discusses Kim Saenz, bleach and our origin story

029 - PTB discusses Loretta Valezquez, Spy v. Spy and Mulan

ELoreta Velazquez was born in Cuba on June 26, 1842 to a wealthy family. In 1849 she moved to New Orleans for school. At age fourteen she married an office of the Texas army and when he joined the confederate army she wanted to join to. He refused so she made a uniform and join the army under the name of Harry T. Buford. She joined as lieutenant and gathered a group of soldiers under her command and took them to Florida for her husband. His reaction to this is unknown because he was shot and killed the next day. Velazquez decided to head North as an independent solider. She joined up with a regiment to fight at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. After this she changed back into female attired and went to Washington DC, where she began to gather intelligence for the Confederacy. She claimed to have arranged meetings with Secretary of War Simon Cameron and President Abraham Lincoln. She then returned South and was made an official member of the detective corps. Disguised as Lieutenant Buford she went to Tennessee to join another regiment. She fought in the Battle of Fort Donelson on Feb, 11 1862. She was wounded and didn't want her gender to be discovered so she fled back to New Orleans. While in New Orleans she was arrest for being a possible union spy but was released with a fine for impersonating a man. Velazquez then went back Tennessee and found the regiment that she had recruited for her husband. She fought with them in the Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862. While on burial detail, she was wounded in the side by an exploding shell, and an army doctor discovered her true gender. Velazquez decided at this point to end her career as a soldier, and she returned to New Orleans. She volunteered her services as a spy and was able to travel freely in the North and South as she donned both female and male disguises. After the war, Velazquez married, Major Wasson, and immigrated to Venezuela. After he died, she moved back to the United States, where she traveled extensively in the West, and gave birth to a baby boy. In 1876 Velazquez needed money to support her child and decided to publish her memoirs. The book is titled ‘he Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velázquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army’. The reaction to the book was mixed and Confederate General Jubal Early claimed that it was pure fiction with no proof throughout. There is still a debate today about the accuracy of the book. Early claimed that there were several inconsistencies and some of what she claimed was impossible. He also claimed that because she didn’t use full names it was impossible to verify her claims. He interviewed Velazquez and was even more convinced after that she had lied. In May of 1878 she wrote him a letter protesting his defamation. Velazquez maintained that her story was true and that every story of the war would be different. Also, please follow this link for more information about cross dressing and the history of it.

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029 - PTB discusses Loretta Valezquez, Spy v. Spy and Mulan

028 -PTB discusses Cassie Chadwick, Amelia's alternate career plans and how great our state is

ECassie Chadwick as born as Elizabeth Bigley in Eastwood, Ontario, Canada in 1857. When she was 14 years old she moved to Woodstock, Ontario, where she opened a bank account using a suspicious letter from a fake uncle. With the account she managed to pass dozens of worthless checks around the city. In 1870 the police discovered her scheme and arrested her for forgery. She escaped because she was a minor and people thought she was mentally ill. After this Chadwick moved to the Cleveland to live with her sister. She married Dr. Wallace but the marriage ended after 11 days when he discovered her background. They were divorced in 1883 after he paid her debts. Chadwick became a fortune teller known as Lydia Scott and then as Madame Lydia DeVere. She opened a small shop and funded it by pawning her sister furniture. She married again, this time to John R. Scott, a farmer in Ohio. This marriage was also short lived and she sued him for adultery. In 1897 she married Dr. Leroy Chadwick. She i...

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028 -PTB discusses Cassie Chadwick, Amelia's alternate career plans and how great our state is

027 - PTB discusses Lizzie Borden, old timey murders, and mother goose

ELizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. Lizze Borden was born on July 19th, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Sarah Anthony and Andrew Jackson Borden. She also had an older sister, Emma. Initially Mr. Borden struggle financially but the n got his big break selling furniture and caskets. The Casket business lead him to becoming a successful property developer. His estimated value at time of death was 300,000 (equivalent to $8,370,000 in 2018). As a young woman Borden was religious and taught Sunday school to immigrant children. She also became involved in the women's temperance movement. Borden’s mom died and three years after her death Andrew married Abby Durfee Gray. Lizzie was indirect about her feelings for her step mom but she rarely ate dinner with the family and it seemed like there were tensions in the house. Lizzie’s dad also showered her in gifts while being very frugal with the sisters...

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027 - PTB discusses Lizzie Borden, old timey murders, and mother goose

026 - PTB discusses Allison Mack, Amelia's tip for recognizing a cult and Hermione Granger

ENXIVM was founded in 1998 as a multi-level marketing company that offered "Executive Success Programs" and self improvement seminars. Keith Raniere was one of the founders and he said the purpose of the company was to "have people experience more joy in their lives." It was a pyramid scheme where those involved called each other Nxians. In 1996 the company said that it wasn’t a pyramid scheme but agreed to pay a 40,000$ fine and was permanently banned from "promoting, offering or granting participation in a chain distribution scheme". In 2003 nearly 3,700 people had taken their classes. Details began to emerge in October 2017 when the New York Times wrote an article about DOS, a secret sisterhood within NXIVM where the female members were referred to as ‘slaves’ and were branded with the initials of the founders. They were also beaten and required to hand over nude photos as collateral. DOS stood for a Latin phrase meaning “Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions” women w...

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026 - PTB discusses Allison Mack, Amelia's tip for recognizing a cult and Hermione Granger

025 - PTB Discusses the Kardashians, Shylohs love of Trash TV and Alice Marie Johnson

Johnson was a single mom who was arrested in 1993 for her nonviolent involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization. She became involved in the drug trade after she lost her long time job at FedEx. Johnson had a rough like. She had a gambling addiction, got a divorce and lost her youngest son in a motorcycle accident. For the drug trade she acted as a go-between, delivering coded messages by phone but says that she never make the drug deals or sold drugs. The drug trade was connected to Colombian drug dealers that operated out of Texas. Once caught she was convicted of money laundering and structuring. The second crime because she bought her house using a down payment structured to avoid hitting a $10,000 reporting threshold. Over a dozen people were arrested at the same time as Johnson. In the indictment she was described as a leader in a multi-million dollar cocaine ring, and detailed dozens of drug transactions and deliveries. In 1997 Johnson received a life sentence w...

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025 - PTB Discusses the Kardashians, Shylohs love of Trash TV and Alice Marie Johnson

024 -PTB discusses old video games, a potential new musical and the Bloody Benders

EIn Kansas in 1872 there was a family of four- the dad, John Bender, Sr. or Pa, a son John, a wife whose name was Almira or Elvira Ma and a daughter Kate. They were a homestead family and got a plot of 160 acres. The parents mostly spoke German and maybe a little English but both of the kids knew English. They were older when they moved to Kansas, possibly in their 50s or 60s. It was possible that they weren’t a family. There are theories that the kids were actually husband and wife and that the mother had several other husbands before that she murdered. She may have had ten kids and Kate was the youngest. The family owned a general store which supplied travelling wagons with with liquor, tobacco, horse feed, gunpowder, and food. They also owned an inn. The space was a large room divided by heavy canvas curtains. The men in the family weren’t very chatty but the daughter was kind and attractive. The family were spiritualists, which was a system of belief or religious practice based...

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024 -PTB discusses old video games, a potential new musical and the Bloody Benders
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