Costly Online Meeting 09 May 14

Police are investigating a 63-year-old Hutchinson woman’s claim that she was the victim of an online scam after handing over a considerable about of money.

The victim told police that she had met someone online on one of the “meet singles” websites in June of last year. Since then, she says she sent that person over $150,000.

The victim told police she realized it was a scam when she could not log into her bank account. She said she also had given that person her bank account information.

The victim told police that the person she was corresponding with told her that he was selling oil in Africa and didn’t get paid.