the Court in Lyngby, denmark (Ekstra Bladet): Marie Madeleine Steen, leaving a pleasant first impression with several of the people, as she, according to the prosecution, has cheated and deceived.
It is clear, after the first witnesses have given evidence in the case against the Norwegian-born 60-year-old woman Monday morning has been commenced in the Court in Lyngby. Here she is accused of 22 cases of fraud and two cases of theft.
the 112 - 17. dec. 2018 - at. 10:10 the Woman with the heavy suitcase: How is she in the right
'really, Really sweet'. 'Very nice lady'. 'A lovely, elderly lady' are just some of the descriptions that the witnesses, while the defendants themselves sitting quietly by the side of his defender and looks down. At no time in looking she up on the witnesses.
One of the incidents took place in 2014, where the proprietor of a small Bed & Breakfast in Norway was called by the local church, which would send a woman who needed a place to stay.
the Witness told in court that she was worried about what it was like for a person, but when she saw Marie Madeleine Steen, she was reassured:
She was a really, really neat lady. She had a large piece of jewelry on the neck with a heart and a cross and told him that she was misbrugskonsulent.
the Witness is, according to the indictment been cheated for almost 4000 kroner from the Norwegian scammer, as during the stay, offered to help with obtaining two tickets to a music Festival and got the money in cash in advance.
- I don't know what I've been thinking, since I just gave her the money, said the witness, who even drove his guest to the train, when the stay was over - with the expectation that Marie Madeleine Steen would come back with the tickets.
- We were on the stuff and it all. We had been super girlfriends.
the Witness never got the tickets or the money back.
A male holder of a second Bed & Breakfast, and two women, who is the manager of each of its retreat, have also been heard in court before the lunch break. They did not suspect, when they met the Marie Madeleine Steen, who presented himself under different fake names.
The Norwegian woman is accused of to stay all three places without paying the bill. After she is raised from one refugium, received the manager a message from the woman's son that his mother was very sick and might not be contacted. To the other two locations came the message that she had died.
- I am thinking then, 'it may now be true', but the benefit of the doubt to get the accused to good, said the manager of the retreat, which according to the prosecution have been cheated out of payment for a total of 11 nights ' accommodation.
The Norwegian-born Marie Madeleine Steen is convicted numerous times of fraud in Norway and Sweden since 1992. The case, now she is indicted, holds 22 cases of fraud as well as two thefts committed in denmark in the period 2014 to 2018.
She has been in custody since 30. July and is known as 'the Woman with the heavy suitcase' after the release of a popular podcast of the same name.
The defendants don't even want to testify in court. Instead, have her defend informed that the woman recognises himself guilty in 10 of the 24 conditions - including fraud with festivalbilletterne and the 'free' nights at the two retreats. The rest of the situation denies she.