Nebraskan Bilked By Someone On Dating Website

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A southeast Nebraska woman has reported being bilked out of more than $26,000 by someone she met on a dating website.

The woman told deputies that an exchange of messages, phone calls and text began in July.

The woman, who is in her 50s, says the man said he was a civil engineer who traveled the world. He eventually told her he needed to borrow $1,200 for taxes and then more money. She says he told her she would be named a trustee of his mother's estate, from which he would get a big inheritance and pay the woman back.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says all she ever got from him were fraudulent documents. She and the man never met in person.

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