Toronto police fraud investigators say a 49-year-old man is in custody after allegedly taking money from romantic partners he met on the online dating site eHarmony and using it for his own purpose.
Police say the man used an alias when he signed up for the site and started reaching out to potential victims. He allegedly told his matches that he could manage their money for them, but instead used it to “fund his own lifestyle,” according to police.
Shaun Rootenberg, also known as Shaun Rothberg, was arrested on Tuesday morning. He is facing four counts of fraud over $5,000, four counts of possession of proceeds of crime, and four counts of laundering the proceeds of crime.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.