NYC strippers accused of drugging, blackmailing wealthy men

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Four New York City strippers and a strip club manager have been charged after allegedly drugging wealthy clients, running up high charges on stolen credit cards and blackmailing victims by threatening to release sexually explicit photos of them in compromising positions.

The New York Post reports the five suspects were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly running their scheme on a hedge fund manager, financial manager, doctor and real estate agent.

The four women allegedly went looking for victims at small bars and restaurants over a four-month period starting in September 2013, the Post reported. Sometimes, they agreed to go on a date with the men.

Then, working together, they allegedly drugged the victims with ecstasy (or Molly), tranquillizers and cocaine. Authorities say they would drive the victims to strip clubs or to hotel rooms where they stole their credit cards and took compromising photos. They're also accused of threatening to leak the photos if the men went to police.


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