A married couple from New Jersey has been busted for bilking more than $6 million in an online dating scam that duped 33 people, including one woman who resorted to stealing from her employer.
Martins Friday Inalegwu and Steincy Mathieu, are accused of wooing victims through online dating sites like eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, and Match.com and striking up “relationships” with them. Then they’d allegedly convince their “lovers” to wire them money for bogus emergencies, like customs fees and taxes or medical, travel, and business expenses.
They allegedly blew the money on personal expenses and transferred some to bank accounts controlled by conspirators in Nigeria and Turkey.
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