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Man charged with scamming women on dating sites

January 29, 2010 3:26:21 PM PST
Police have arrested and charged and Ardsley man with scamming women on internet dating sites. Jesus Nasser has been charged with the following counts.
  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class "C" Felony,
  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class "D" Felony,
  • one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class "E" Felony,
  • one count of False Returns, violation of NYS Tax Law, a class "E" Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a class "A " Misdemeanor,

    Police say Nasser would target women on the sites www.match.com and www.plentyoffish.com looking for victims to scam.

    The suspect allegedly would tell woman he held high profile positions in the U.S. Government, and tell them he was in financial trouble due to a custody battle, and convince the victims to loan him money for living expenses.

    One victim gave him money in the form of cash and purchases on her credit cards totaling more than $114,600, police said.

    A second victim also gave him cash and purchased items for him on her credit card. The total larceny there was $24,764.51.

    The indictment also indicates the victim did not pay New York State Taxes.

    Nasser was arraigned and is being held in the county jail.

    He faces a maximum of 5 to 15 years in prison.

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