Connecticut Man Jailed for Fake Modeling Agency Scheme

A Connecticut-based man is being held by police for allegedly creating a fake modeling agency and using it to extort multiple women. Anand Amin, 24, was arrested by Fairfield police this weekend, after investigators say he claimed to run the "Gucci Top Modeling", a fake company he set up and through which he posed as a model scout online to troll for girls looking for work as models. 

Applicants were promised large amounts of modeling work, but had to submit nude or semi-nude photos of themselves and biographical information and pay a fee to apply, police said. He allegedly then used the pictures to coerce some of the women to pay him large sums of money or to perform sexual acts, and police say there is no evidence that any women ever received work through Gucci Top Modeling.

The police were alerted to Amin's operation after he threatened to send the risqué photos to one of the girl's family and friends, and she went to Fairfield police. After a five-month investigation, Fairfield police arrested Amin and charged him with larceny in the first degree by extortion and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the first degree. Amin is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and is due to appear in court on January 30th.