A woman who had been arrested for scamming her mum out of a £120 million fortune has died after falling from a balcony.
Sabine Boghici, 47, had been arrested last year along with her wife and two others for scamming her mother out of her cash, artwork and jewellery.
She has now died after falling from the fifth floor balcony of her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the MailOnline reports.
She was found on the ground outside her home on September 14 and was rushed to hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Brazilian authorities believe the death could be a suicide, after her home was searched and a note was found for her wife Rose Stanesco, who is currently in prison.
Boghici was the daughter of Jean Boghici, one of Brazil’s biggest art collectors who died in 2015.
She was arrested along with Stanesco last August on suspicion of scamming her mother, Genevieve Boghici, out of $148.8 million (£120 million) worth of artwork, jewellery and money.
Rio de Janeiro Civil Police investigators say she had plotted against her mother since 2020, when she hired two women who told her a family member was on the verge of dying.
The women, who claimed to be psychics, convince Genevieve to make payments for a ‘job’ to preserve her family member’s life.
Boghici pretended she feared for her own wellbeing and got her mother to pay out $1 million over the span of 15 days.
She kept her elderly mother at home and fired employees and caretakers, but Genevieve sensed something was wrong last February due to her daughter’s strong ties with the fake psychics.
Authorities discovered Boghici and her accomplices stole 16 Tarsila do Amaral and Emiliano Di Calvacanti paintings worth $145 million, $1 million worth of jewelry, and $2.8 million in payments.
Boghici was conditionally released in March of this year, but was made to hand over her passport and was not allowed to leave Rio de Janeiro for more than 10 days.
She was also barred from contacting her mother and witnesses.
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