Gladstone man caught up in online romance scam

QUEENSLAND detectives have charged a Victorian woman over an alleged online romance scam after a man allegedly deposited $17,000 into a account.

It will be alleged the woman fraudulently obtained money from six different men between 2011 and 2013.

A 33-year-old Bentley Park man reported the incident to police in May last year after allegedly depositing approximately $17,000 into an account at the request of a woman from the dating site.

A 36-year-old woman from Clarkefield, Victoria was charged in August 2015.

Subsequent investigations into the incident led detectives to lay a further two charges against the woman on Thursday.

It will be alleged that a woman fraudulently obtained a sum of money from a 29-year-old Ingham man and a 23-year-old man from Gladstone between December 2012 and January this year.

The woman was charged with a total of four counts of dishonestly obtaining property from another and two counts of dishonestly obtaining property from another value of/over $30,000.

The two fresh charges will be mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Police are urging people to be aware of dating or romance type scams.

More information on dating/romance scams is available at:

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/dating-romance


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