Online dating police
The department said many scammers use the sites to meet potential victims.
They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money.
Police say the victim's debit card was also used at a local gas station and that the suspects are seen on surveillance camera footage at the scene. But detectives have been working multiple, similar cases lately.
-- In honor of Valentine's Day, the Norwalk Police Department offered tips to keep people safe from online dating scams.
Some have been cheated out of more than 0,000, the force has said.
Scammers create fake online profiles in order to gain someone’s trust then ask for money, often claiming to be faced with an emergency, RCMP said.
Investigators also discovered that the suspect had listed a woman’s allegedly stolen property for sale online, the release stated.
While inside his silver Saturn, Mandujano-Quinonez “created a ruse” in order to get the female victim out of the car, the release stated.
Once she exited, he allegedly sped away, with the woman’s belongings still inside the Saturn.
The suspects are identified as 21-year-old Jarius Smith and 17-year-old Oliska Mc Neil.
The case happened on January 21 when the victim drove to the St. Police say she brought Smith with her for the meeting and introduced him as her cousin.