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Virginia Man Scammed Women He Met on Dating Sites, Facebook Out of $5M: Feds

The indictment says one woman lost more than $3.2 million she thought was for an investment in a gold mine in Ghana

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    Virginia Man Scammed Women He Met on Dating Sites, Facebook Out of $5M: Feds
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    A Virginia man is charged with scamming women on dating sites in the Kansas City area and across the country out of more than $5 million.

    A Virginia man has been charged with swindling women in the Kansas City area and across the country out of more than $5 million in a romance fraud scheme. 

    The Kansas City Star reports that federal grand jurors in Kansas City indicted 33-year-old Henry Asomani in a wire fraud conspiracy that victimized 13 people over two years.

    The indictment alleges that Asomani and others contacted people who had posted ads on online dating sites such as ChristianMingle.com, or through their Facebook pages. 

    The indictment says one Lee's Summit widow, whose husband had died of cancer, lost more than $3.2 million she thought was for an investment in a gold mine in Ghana. Asomani is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ghana. 

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Another victim from Leawood, Kansas, ended up losing about $800,000.