Dating scam victim jailed after stealing £500,000 to send to a Romeo conman

Dating scam victim jailed after stealing £500,000 to send to a Romeo conman
 

A woman who stole more than £525,000 from her bosses to send to a fake online love interest has been jailed for 32 months.
Pamela Wareing, 54, was duped by someone pretending to be a US Army Major named Eric Lopez who claimed he needed money to be released early from a security contract in Dubai.
After initially transferring small amounts of cash the defendant flew out to Dubai but instead of meeting up with 'Lopez' she was confronted by a man dressed as a sheikh who purported to be an associate.
Nevertheless she handed over a five-figure sum to the sheikh and on her return home continued... read more

 
13 October 2017 in World News, Views: 49
Source: Daily Record
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