A Ghanian American citizen, Rubbin Sarpong from New Jersey has be arrested for frauding US women more than $2million by posing as military personnel and engaging them with online relationship in dating sites.
U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito gave the charge on Rubbin Sarpong with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
It is noted that the 35 years old may face 20 years in jail and pay a fine up to an amount of $250,000.
Officials allege Sarpong defrauded more than 30 women in an “online romance scheme” between January 2016 and September 2019, according to a U.S. attorney’s office release.
Authorities said Sarpong and his conspirators allegedly established “virtual romantic relationships” with the women under the guise of serving in the military and then asked them for money.
The women wired money to Sarpong’s accounts or mailed checks, officials said.
Federal law enforcement agents identified more than 30 victims with a total loss exceeding $2.1 million. Officials say Sarpong allegedly personally received $823,386 from the women.
Sarpong’s attorney Lori Koch, assistant federal public defender, was not immediately available for comment.
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