Vickram Bedi and Helga Invarsdottir Accused For Tricking Musician In $6 Million Virus Scam

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Vickram Bedi and Helga Invarsdottir are both being accused for tricking a musician into paying them $6 million. Vickram Bedi and his girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir supposedly convinced Roger Davidson that he had a virus on his computer and it was part of a big conspiracy against him.

Vickram and Helga told Davidson that he would need physical protection from the virus’ creators that are based in the Honduras. The couple also convinced Davidson that Polish priests affiliated with the Opus Dei were going to harm him unless they received protection from them also.

Davidson went to Bedi’s computer shop in Mount Kisco, New York back in 2004 called Datalink. Davidson went to the computer shop because he was worried that his music composition files would be lost because of the virus.

Along with convincing Davidson about the Opus Pei, Bedi also convinced the victim that he was subcontracted with the CIA to perform work which would prevent attempts by Polish priests to infiltrate the U.S. government. Bedi and Invarsdottir were both charged with grand larceny. Their bail was set at $5 million and they had to give up their passports.

[Gothamist]