Man Charged In $200K Scam

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MIDDLESEX, Mass., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A Weston, Mass., man has been charged with stealing a total of $200,000 from four women he met on Internet dating sites, officials say.

A Middlesex, Mass., grand jury indicted Albert Lovering, 54,on 23 counts of larceny, The Boston Globe reported.

Lovering, who was arraigned Wednesday morning, conned the women “into thinking he was romantically attached to them and in need of financial assistance,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement.

“These allegations are extremely troubling and the defendant’s lies spanned several years, targeting numerous victims who were conned into believing the defendant cared for them. The defendant’s cruel actions induced the victims to lend him many thousands of dollars,” Leone said.

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