ACTRESS Sabine Boghici who was under investigation for allegedly scamming her own mum mysteriously died after plunging from a fifth-floor balcony.
The Brazilian heiress, 49, was found outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro and was rushed to the hospital but she later died from her injuries.
Authorities investigating the model's death that happened on September 14, are considering several theories including suicide.
Sabine is said to have left a note for her wife Rosa Stanesco Nicolau who is currently behind bars for her alleged role in the scam.
The actress was the daughter of one of Brazil's biggest art collectors, the late Jean Boghici.
He was born in Romania in 1928 and moved to Brazil in 1948 with Jewish friends.
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Sabine and her wife were arrested last August for allegedly scamming Sabine's mum Genevieve out of £120 million in cash, artwork and jewellery.
Investigators said that Sabine plotted against her mum in 2020 and allegedly paid for a woman to pose as a psychic.
The woman approached Geneviève on the street to warn her of her daughter’s imminent death.
According to investigators, she then took her to two other women posing as a fortune teller and a priestess who suggested to pay for “spiritual work” to save her daughter.
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The plan seemed to work as Geneviève began making fortnightly transfers to the women, fearing for Sabine's life.
The mum began to realise she was being conned in February and stopped making the transfers.
Police accused Sabine of stealing 16 paintings worth £118million from her late dad’s collection – including works by Tarsila do Amaral and Emiliano Di Cavalcanti.
The alleged scam included nearly £1 million worth of jewellery and £2.2 million in payments.
Sabine was released on bail in March.
Both Sabine and her wife were due to attend a court hearing today.
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