Scammed by online dating


29-Feb-2016 20:45

A Tempe police investigation showed that Thomas and Pierce had used victims' personal information to duplicate credit cards and make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases from luxury stores and hotels, according to the Attorney General's Office.

Pierce was indicted in the dating scam on 13 counts of theft, 13 counts of transactions by an unregistered dealer or salesperson, two counts of illegal control of an enterprise and one count of fraud.

Rose Reddy talked about the damage Pierce caused her and her daughter, stating that she had lost everything she worked for and that her daughter was unable to go to college."I've had to watch the light go out of her eyes," Reddy said.

Gary called Pierce to let him know what she had done, and he told her she would be arrested for spreading falsehoods, Gary testified.

Pierce began romantic relationships with women he met through the websites and convinced them to invest thousands of dollars in fraudulent investments.