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Man, 78, from Virginia conned out of $500,000 by online love interest claiming to be window

A 78-year-old Virginia man suffering from dementia who was looking for love on a dating app was scammed out of $600,000 after falling victim to a pair of online con artist. 

The unidentified man from Annandale had worked his entire life investigating fraud for the government, but fell victim to an age-old con himself, prosecutors said.. 

Over a span of two months, he sent $400,000 in cash and $200,000 in apple products to a woman who claimed she was a 30-year-old widow thrown into prison.

In total, he sent 53 packages of Apple products, which were to be used to raise money to ‘free the woman from jail,’ he was told.

However, the man was taken in by an extensive scam involving several Ghanian nationals, prosecutors said. 

On Friday, two of the people who scammed the Annandale man were…


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