In a story befitting a Hollywood movie script, a man already incarcerated for fraud has been sentenced in Longueuil to nine months in jail and three years of probation for posing as a wealthy businessman on a dating website and ripping off his victim. Réal Scott Rail introduced himself as a successful, educated businessman with plans to move to the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin for a lucrative job when he met Aurora Gutierrez through the website Réseau Contact in 2006. They began a romantic relationship, married and became business partners, setting up a construction company together.
Rail will serve nine months for defrauding Gutierrez, concurrent with one month for theft, in addition to a 15-month sentence he is already serving for a similar ruse involving another woman, Danielle Beauchamp. He was found guilty last October for defrauding Beauchamp.
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