In February of 2003, Adi Meirovitch a/k/a “Julie Tal”, along with 4 other co-conspirators, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, extortion, and wire fraud. Investigators believe that Meirovitch and her co‐conspirators lured numerous customers with artificially low moving estimates, and then extorted them by holding their household goods hostage until they paid fraudulently inflated prices.
Meirovitch was a customer service representative for Express Van Lines, a Florida-based moving company. As a customer service representative for Express, Meirovitch handled customer complaints. According to court documents, between April 2001 and November 2001, Meirovitch and her co-conspirators solicited business for Express by offering artificially low estimates for moving prices. Once the customers' goods had been loaded, Meirovitch and her co-conspirators would fraudulently inflate the total price of the move.
Meirovitch and her co-conspirators would demand full payment of the inflated price before Express would deliver their goods. She ignored customers' repeated complaints about the inflated price and/or lied to the customers about the delivery of their goods, often using false names when dealing with customers over the telephone and in writing. When customers refused to pay the inflated price, Meirovitch and her co-conspirators arranged to warehouse customers' goods and refused to divulge the location of the goods to customers. She would often fail to deliver customers' goods even after the inflated payment had been made.
Meirovitch was born in Israel and was last known to be residing in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.