SCARS™ Scam News: American Romance Scammers Arrested
Duo Used Online Dating Site In $20,000 Romance Scam, Teaneck N.J. Police Charge
Dating can be hard enough without worry of being scammed out of thousands of dollars.
A pair of New York residents allegedly added that concern to people in Teaneck by using the online dating site Plenty of Fish to steal $20,000, police said on Monday.
Lashard Duren, 35, of Mount Vernon, New York posed as a manager of Chase Bank on his profile and talked up his job through messages with women, according to Teaneck police. Eventually he’d agree to meet the victim and convince them to open an account, at times promising them a job too.
In the encounter, Duren would come up with an excuse why they couldn’t go inside the bank, but Katherine Rodriguez, 36, of the Bronx, then would pose as a teller and take it from there, police stated. Rodriguez would meet victims in the parking lot dressed as a teller and go into their car to fill out paperwork while taking $5,000 cash for an alleged deposit, according to police.
The victims would then think they were at last going inside the bank to meet Duren, but he and Rodriguez would have already made their escape, police said.
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