Woman scams 2.8 million from Holocaust survivor

| January 27, 2023

Peaches Stergo, 36, allegedly scammed a Holocaust survivor out of his life savings. (The U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Peaches Stergo led an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor to believe that there was something romantic in the cards. She ran a romance scam against him from 2017 to 2021 after meeting him on a dating app. She created a phony email account as well as phony documents to assist her with fooling the survivor that these transactions supported her claims. While the Holocaust survivor had to give up his apartment, Stergo lived a life of luxury from the money she was scamming from him.

From the Department of Justice (U.S. Attorney’s Office):

From at least in or about May 2017, up to and including at least October 2021, STERGO engaged in a scheme to defraud an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor (the “Victim”) of over $2.8 million, which was his life savings.

STERGO met the Victim on a dating website approximately six or seven years ago. In or about early 2017, STERGO asked the Victim to borrow money to pay her lawyer, who she claimed was refusing to release funds from an injury settlement. After the Victim gave her the money, STERGO said the settlement funds had been deposited into her TD Bank account. In reality, bank records show STERGO never received any money from an injury settlement.

Over the next four and a half years, STERGO continued her lies. She repeatedly demanded that the Victim deposit money into her bank accounts. She claimed that if he did not, her accounts would be frozen, and he would never be paid back. In total, the Victim wrote 62 checks — totaling over $2.8 million — that were deposited into one of two of STERGO’s bank accounts.

In furtherance of the fraud, STERGO created a fake email account, intended to appear as if it belonged to a TD Bank employee. She also created fake letters from a TD Bank employee and fake invoices.

While the Victim lost his life savings and was forced to give up his apartment, STERGO lived a life of luxury with the millions she received from the fraud: she bought a home in a gated community, a condominium, a boat, and numerous cars, including a Corvette and a Suburban. During the course of the fraud, STERGO also took expensive trips, staying at places like the Ritz Carlton, and spent many tens of thousands of dollars on expensive meals, gold coins and bars, jewelry, Rolex watches, and designer clothing from stores like Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes.

The Department of Justice, and Fox News, provide details on the story.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Crime, Society

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hack Stone

Coincidence that this news hit on Holocaust Memorial Day?


“Woman Who Allegedly Scammed Holocaust Survivor Out of Millions Previously Posed as Psychic”


“A Florida woman named Peaches Stergo was arrested Wednesday for allegedly defrauding an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor out of his life savings as part of a years-long romance scam, but it seems the $2.8 million payday was not her first rodeo.”

“Around 2012, according to social media profiles located by Rolling Stone, it appears she tried her hand at that old standby, posing as a psychic. Perhaps she should have been able to foretell how cheating the survivor of one of the world’s greatest atrocities out of his nest egg could have turned out.”

Green Thumb

I wonder if she saw Phil Monkress in the cards…..?

Green Thumb

I can see it now: Card flips…. “You will encounter the Phildo”.

Hack Stone

Hack Stone was in a pool hall/bar in Rockhampton Australia with a few other SNCO’s just looking to drink a few beers and kill some time, as we were too damn old to be chasing Aussie Tail. Three sisters walk into the establishment and are dead set on taking these Yanks home for a roll in the “outback”. The one sister wearing combat boots and a dress was laser focused on adding Hack Stone to her roster. “My name is Peaches.” Hack Stone turns the one of the other Gunny’s and says “I’m never eating peaches again.”

True story.

Green Thumb

A Proud Infidel®️™️

That scrunt likely has no conscience whatsoever about what she did, I say bury her under the jailhouse and let her name be forgotten for eternity!

E. Conboy

Waiting for her demise is not necessary. Consume a case of your preferred beverage and pee on her leg and tell her “It’s raining, bitch!”
Did I offend anyone?


Looks like Rancid Peaches could spend some time on the Auschwitz Diet with no harm done.

She might even learn something.




…To quote Pastor Book, “the Special Hell.”


I feel for the guy IF he has reduced mental faculties … but if he is of sound mind, then he has to pay a heavy “Sucker Tax” if he really deluded himself that this gal wanted him so bad. 🙄


What a fat and total piece of shit. Put her gelatinous ass in prison.


comment image


She looks like an ordinary hippobottumus, but she is so much more evil.


STERGO…..Gotta be an acronym for something.


F-ing gypsy!

They prey upon the elderly with their con games. Hot damn do I hate gypsies


And thieves. Tramps, I can take ’em or leave em.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

A fool and his money….


Skrunt! I wouldn’t hit that with Hack Stone’s junk with Chip pushing. Peaches? She’s the pits.