COOPERSTOWN – A Cherry Valley woman was charged with fraud after several out-of-state models claimed they paid her to help them book photo shoots and interviews, but never received any of the services promised.
Victoria Pressly, 53, owner of Victoria Pressly PR Celebrity Agency, was indicted and charged with Grand Larceny, third degree and Scheme to Defraud, first degree, following an investigation by the Otsego County District Attorney’s office.
“She talks a good game, holds herself out as someone who has connections and can get models and actors onto the red carpet, exclusive events, photo shoots and interviews,” said District Attorney John Muehl. “But the complaint is that gets the retainer up front and doesn’t do anything.”
If the client complains, victims alleged, she blocked them on social media and stopped returning calls.
She was arraigned before the Otsego County Judge, Brian D. Burns, on Aug. 30, and was released on her own recognizance.
Anyone that may have been a victim of Ms. Pressly should contact the Otsego County District Attorney’s Office at (607) 547-4249.