Transsexual Fraudster Bobbi Constantine FKA Robert Bove Sentenced To 37 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud
Transsexual fraudster Bobbi Constantine was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. She also received an additional 3 years of supervised release. Constantine FKA Robert Bove pleaded guilty in November 2017 to wire fraud.
Constantine then known as Robert Bove obtained mortgages and automobile lease financing from 2014 to 2016. She claimed she was the beneficiary of a trust named The Constantine Family Irrevocable Trust. Constantine claimed the trust contained more than $12 million from a fictional deceased aunt.
Federal Prosecutors say:
Constantine used fictitious trust documents containing a forged notary seal to dupe an attorney into writing a letter stating she received an annual income of more than $50,000 from the trust.
She also impersonated a fictitious administrative trustee for the trust. Constantine obtained lease financing for a new Toyota RAV4 and a new Jeep Renegade. She also obtained mortgages for a $200,000 home in Albany and a $131,000 condominium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The Crazy Scams Of A Transsexual Fraudster
The transsexual fraudster has been convicted nearly 20 times in two states for scams and frauds. Below are just some of the highlights of his 20-year career as a fraudster.
Orlando Mobile Home Scam
In July of 2007, Bove owned a company known as Firenze Property Solutions. Firenze bought a dilapidated trailer park in Orlando and promised to fix up the park.
Two weeks later, Bove served the tenants with 24-hour eviction notices and demanded payment. Apparently, he needed cash to pay off the people he borrowed the money from to buy the park.
Bove was sentenced to 13 months in prison the following December for two convictions in an unrelated real-estate transaction. On his way out of court, Bove pulled a Frank Rosemberg and told Palamar residents, “DON’T BE LATE WITH THE RENT!”
Busted Fleeing To Canada
Canadian Border Patrol stopped Bove from crossing into Canada from Minnesota in 2008. Bove
Bove told Canadian Border Patrol he had a “board meeting” in New York. He told them trekking through Canada would be the quickest way. The CBP figured out that he was going to his sentencing hearing in a New York check fraud case. They denied him entry into Canada.
Bove missed the sentencing hearing because of a supposed 11th-hour coronary bypass. He faxed the fake medical papers to Albany from a Sheraton hotel in Illinois. Federal marshals later arrested the defendant at a hotel in rural Missouri.
When Bove finally arrived in Albany he tried to convince Judge Thomas Breslin he went to Missouri after he became “disoriented” from medication. The judge sentenced Bove to additional time for breaching his plea deal.
Social Security Fraud
Prosecutors say Constantine also applied for Supplemental Social Security Income benefits in 2014. She reported she suffered from hearing impairment that kept her from being able to work.
Constantine also allegedly failed to mention that she had received more than $40,000 when she applied for benefits.
Lying On Her Job Application With The United States Postal Service
In August of 2017, she was busted for making false statements on her May 2016 job application with the United States Postal Service.
The transsexual fraudster stated on her application she had never been convicted of a crime. Constantine as Bove had more than 20 prior convictions for fraud.
Investigators began investigating Constantine after she allegedly went into a First Niagara Bank in Loudonville. She flashed a postal identification badge and claimed to be a postal inspector. A bank employee suspected Constantine was a fake and called the NY State Police. The real postal inspector immediately recognized Constantine.