A 28-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday for her part in an alleged sex scam.
(This is true, not a hoax).
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly seduced dozens of middle-aged men, enticing them with promises of sex.
According to police, she then proceeded to steal thousands of shekels in cash from them, whilst they took a shower.
The ATM flirt.
The woman, a resident of Abu Ghosh, apparently flirted with her victims at various Jerusalem cash machines.
Her enticing come-ons would always begin after she had observed them making a cash withdrawal.
She would then suggest that they go to a local hotel in order to have sex, according to Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby.
After checking in to the hotel, the woman would ask the men to shower before they had sexual intercourse, and would then make off with her victims’ money while they were still in the shower, he said.
Coming out of the closet.
The alleged thief behind this scam was arrested at her home on Wednesday night, following a complaint to the police from one of her victims.
When police attended her property they found her hiding in a closet.
Police found NIS 20,000 in cash, hidden around her home.
During an interrogation with police, the woman is said to have confessed to carrying out ‘dozens’ of similar acts of theft, both in Jerusalem and also in other major Israeli cities, police said.
The woman, who already has an existing criminal record, allegedly carried out her sex scams whilst already serving an 8 month suspended sentence, handed to her for two previous instances of theft.
A provisional hearing at a Jerusalem court decided to deny a police request to immediately jail the suspect for violating the terms of her suspended sentence.
The woman was remanded in custody, for five days, whilst the police complete their investigation.
She is due back in court on Christmas day.