A New Jersey man United States who defrauded nearly three dozen women seeking romance on dating websites out of millions, has been arrested by Federal Authorities in the United States.
Rubbin Sarpong, 35, of Millville, New Jersey was the ring leader of the international swindling operation that tricked 30 women into sending him and his accomplices a total of $2.1 million, according to federal prosecutors.
One of Sarpong’s alleged victims sent his group $93,710 before killing herself two days later.
He has been charged in federal court with a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
FBI agents said the group used fake or stolen identities and contacted their victims through dating websites including Plenty of Fish, OurTime.com and Match.com, posing as U.S. military members stationed overseas in at least some instances.
‘They contacted victims through the dating websites and then pretended to strike up a romantic relationship with them, wooing them with words of love,’ FBI agent Dean J. DiPietro wrote in a sworn testimony.
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