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Man charged after woman defrauded through dating site

Ottawa police have charged a city man after a woman was defrauded after using an Internet dating site.

Ottawa police have charged a city man after a woman was defrauded after using an Internet dating site.

After befriending a man for several months, a woman was persuaded to invest in importing wine grapes from Italy and California, which she had been told would yield her a high return over a short period of time.

Angelo Morena, 49, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and breach of probation.

Police believe there may be other victims and anyone who has been approached with this scheme should call Det. Brenda-Jane Kerr of the Organized Fraud Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5943 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS).

 
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