A Fake Social Media Scam But A Real Murder For Hire Plot In Alaska
How a Fake Social Media Profile Induced Teens Online to Commit a Murder for Hire!
• SCARS Editorial Team – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
• Portions Alaska Department of Law, KTUU, and other sources
About This Article
The chilling murder-for-hire plot in Alaska involving Denali Dakota Skye Brehmer, which resulted in the tragic death of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman, highlights the dangerous consequences of online deception and manipulation, particularly in the context of ‘catfishing’ schemes.
Brehmer, along with her accomplices, was induced by an Indiana man, Darin Schilmiller, who offered a false promise of $9 million in exchange for photos and videos of Hoffman’s murder.
Despite not being the one to pull the trigger, Brehmer’s pivotal role in orchestrating the murder led to her sentencing of 99 years in prison.