Craiglist Sex Ads Were ID Theft Trap

A Minneapolis area crime duo have been arrested for luring people on Craigslist to sexual encounters, then stealing their wallets. Amy Ruth Bergquist and Eric Thorsen are accused of then using the wallets’ contents to steal the person’s identity to forge checks and pay for their Adderal and Dexedrine addictions. Didn’t momma ever tell you not to talk to strangers online and then try to have sex with them?

Eagan couple’s sex ads on craigslist were a setup for ID theft [StarTribune] (Thanks to Gregg!)


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  1. Ideapimp says:

    Shouldn’t you have to be attractive to do this? Just curious.

  2. Trai_Dep says:

    Lesson learned: show up on your Craigslist dates’ doorsteps nakkid as a jaybird!

  3. matto says:

    Wallets? That hoochie stole my shoes!

  4. dragonfire81 says:

    They stole their scam from a Seinfeld episode?

  5. LatherRinseRepeat says:


    Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.

  6. Trai_Dep says:

    And, hate to be picky, but being ripped off by Adderal and Dexedrine addicts?
    Tacky. Just… Tacky.

  7. Pro-Pain says:

    That’s just plain sick. I mean ew gross. IF I were to ever sink to the level of doing something like this I can assure you I WOULD NEVER TAKE MY WALLET! I mean duh. Seriously.

  8. goodywitch says:

    @Pro-Pain: I guess you don’t drive.

  9. goodywitch says:

    @goodywitch: n/m, apparently some people keep way too much info in their wallets.

  10. @dragonfire81: I wonder if any of them got the surprise that George’s girl did.

  11. Park blocks away. Leave valuables in the car. Hide key. Walk to “date”.

    Think of how many people go to seedy sexual encounters without telling anyone else about it. Makes you think…

    Harry “not that I ever do anything like this or that” Wang

  12. And my Adderal addiction only costs me $60 a month. It’s called generics people!

  13. @FiveStarEggRoll: Or go with a NJ State Police escort to reststop restrooms. Either that, or pick the real high priced ones.

  14. WannaBblonde says:

    @goodywitch: isn’t that were guys keep their condoms, not only are these people beyond homely but I’m sure they are diseased! Lesson to guys, only pack the condoms when going for a sex fest with people you have never met.

  15. WannaBblonde says:

    @WannaBblonde: *where*

  16. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    Craigslist is notorious for sex ads posting fake images. They just download from another porn site or another escort and post it on their own stuff.

    Er, not that, ah, I would know.

  17. semanticantics says:

    Hey, this is right by my house!

  18. johnnypotatoes says:

    In case you’d rather read that story starting with its first page….


  19. My momma would have never even thought to warn me about that.

  20. B1663R says:

    I am so sure that the guy was “drunk”. Desperate? yes. Drunk? no way.

    if the girl didn’t look anything like the ad why did he let them in?

    two words, rub n’ tug. (massage parlor with happy ending)

  21. Damn, she stole someone’s bangs from 1986, too!

  22. Angryrider says:

    If you’re jonesing for sex on the internet and expect to have a rendezvous without any consequences, you deserve to have your ID Stolen.

  23. chartrule says:

    those 2 are quite fugly

  24. Shannon says:

    I’d say they deserve to have their wallet stollen since they are obviously that DUMB to even go there… they aren’t even good looking. WTF.

  25. chrylis says:

    Eh, just an interesting update of the “panel game” variant of the badger game, with the modern twists of ID theft and (the horror!) Craigslist.

  26. Inhocmark says:

    This is a blow to those out there that need a little something different in their sex life. Poor perverts are always going to have their motives second guessed now.

  27. Snarkysnake says:

    Sweet Jesus ,she’s ugly. I mean, she scares small children.

    Good call,fellas.

  28. calvinneal says:

    She brings a grocery bag with 2 eyeholes!

  29. Whocares says:

    Is it just me or is Minneapolis a haven for Craigslist scams and murders.

  30. kyle4 says:

    Dexedrine? That’s for ADHD, why the hell would they be addicted to that?

  31. Trai_Dep says:

    @kylo4: Because Rush Limbaugh cleaned out the Eastern Seaboard of all the available Oxycoten?

  32. richcreamerybutter says:

    This was also on a recent L&O episode! Except the couple was waaay hotter.

  33. fullmetalgenesis says:

    There’s a joke in here somewhere about a girl who has an addiction to the drug which the band Dexy’s Midnight Runners was named after (who wrote “Come On Eileen”) being involved in a sex scam….but I’m not going to make it.