Cops: Con Man Scammed $140K From Online Dates

Posed as multimillionaire pal of George Bush
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2010 2:55 AM CST
Cops: Con Man Scammed $140K From Online Dates
Jesus Nasser was arraigned yesterday in Westchester, NY, on charges of larceny, fraud, and tax crimes for convincing women he met on Internet dating sites to lend him significant sums of money.   (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

(Newser) – A New York lothario posing as a multimillionaire Navy commander and confidante of George Bush scammed close to $140,000 from women he met on online dating sites, according to Westchester authorities. After cultivating relationships with women met on sites like Match.com, Jesus Nasser asked for loans, explaining that he was suddenly in dire financial straits for a host of reasons, reports the Journal News. He has been charged with larceny, fraud and tax felonies, and faces up to 15 years if convicted.

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