The press in Italy and Russia have focused on the destructive child abduction by Marianne Grin and the false information she has tried to air about those who were once near to her. But where there is a willingness to commit big crimes like child abduction, there is no hesitation to commit other ones. In Italy, Grin left behind a paper trail of habitual scams and criminal activities ranging from petty larceny to much more serious financial crimes.
The apartment she occupied in the center of Florence, Italy, belonged to the children’s father. While he was on vacation with the children, Grin sold her apartment on August 13, 2009. On August 14, she forcefully broke into the her ex-husband’s apartment, declared herself homeless, and threw out all his belongings. But the children’s father, concerned about where his children would sleep when they visited their mother then consented in court that Grin could use his apartment. The court assigned it to her for her use indefinitely. This became her legal residence in Florence.
Immediately after the abduction, however, the court reassigned it back to her ex-husband. (A story for another day is how just before abducting the children, Grin attempted to continue to control the apartment from Russia by creating a fraudulent “rental agreement” with a friend.) What the husband discovered in the apartment could only be called a “document falsification workstation.” Grin had stamps for creating official-looking documents and invoices in Italian and Russian, doctors’ stationary, and piles of examples in her handwriting.
Scams by Using the Children’s Names
As just one example of the activities discovered, the apartment’s internet service was not in the name of Marianne Grin, but the children’s, using fake social security numbers (Codice Fiscale) that she created to make them appear older!
First, she ordered internet in her 13-year old son’s name, using a falsified social security card that made him appear to be 26 years old. The service was provided for several months, and was finally cut off for failure to make payments.
This letter, dated August 18, 2011 is from a collection agency informing the eldest child that because he did not pay his internet bill the account would be closed and the debt sent to a collection agency.
It says that as of August 4, 2011 the child had not paid 437.80 Euros for the internet service that Grin had ordered.
So what did Grin do when the internet was cut-off for non/payment of bills in her son’s name? She falsified another social security number in the name of her 9-year old daughter to make her appear over 15 years older than she is!
In this document, you can see the fake social security number, with a birth date of 1987 instead of 2002. Again the address given for the internet connection was Grin’s legal residence in Florence.
Falsification of social security numbers is a crime in Italy.
Without her children knowing it, is she doing the same to them in Russia? Potentially ruining their credit worthiness for many years to come?
There seems to be no limits to the criminal behavior of Marianne Grin as well as the lack of caring for her own children.