iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
Talk about what's in the news
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
Help Support. Donate.
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
Advertise With Us

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

The Post  
Spring Break 2010, Bolaris Gets Burned
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/19/11 11:03 am | updated: 05/19/11 11:03 am
TV weather man John Bolaris' tales of Spring Break 2010 have got people talking. He hits Miami Beach for a few days, and Miami did more than hit him back. He ended up being drugged twice and falling victim to a credit card scam running up charges of $43,000! American Express demanded he pay the bill. He's since filed a civil lawsuit against them. With the FBI involved, Bolaris' testimony helped a federal grand jury last month indict 17 members of a massive wire-fraud scheme that victimized 87 out of town men who had visited South Beach bars and restaurants between February 2010 and last month.

More details
Two Latvian women - Marina Turcina, 24, and Anna Kilimatova, 25 - had been watching him. Bolaris ordered them wine. Sitting by a pool bar, they asked if he did shots, Bolaris said no.

It was days before Bolaris figured out that the women had slipped him a roofie, the infamous date-rape drug.

Bolaris said he remembered sharing a cab with the women, who mentioned something about visiting a friend having a charity fundraiser. Bolaris remembers someone holding him up and making him sign something. Then he woke up in a taxi, shirt stained with red wine, and he had this huge painting of a woman's head.

He tracked down the women, who said he had bid for the painting at the fundraiser. They met him at his hotel - to return his sunglasses, which they had taken by accident - and promised to straighten the whole thing out, if only Bolaris would share a cab with them to the Caviar Bar, where one of the women said she left her purse. Bolaris obliged. Then he was drugged again, according to the FBI.

The FBI said the women hunted late at night for men who wore expensive watches and shoes, and typically lured their prey to private clubs run by other members of the ring. The clubs - including the Caviar Bar - were just fronts, and were not open to the public.
Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
Health Dept Parts w/ Philly Fighting COVID; Victory Brewing Fire in Kennett; Winter Weather Advisory - 01/26 12:50 am

Family of 4 Dead in Chester County Home; 6yo Cheltenham Boy Found; 18yo Shot on SEPTA BSL Platform - 01/25 10:54 pm

Centers Open for In-Person Assessments; Two Killed At NJ Birthday Party; Bail Increased For 2 VA Men - 01/25 12:41 am

224 Guns Taken Back for $100 ShopRite Cards; Man Charged in PPE Scam; Couple Found Shot in Bustleton - 01/23 11:15 pm

Philly Officer Charged Sexual Assault; Two Brothers Attacked Hours Apart; Philly COVID Vaccine Info - 01/22 11:23 pm

(0) responses

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum


Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media