Who wants to marry a billionaire? One man falsely claimed he was a billionaire and oil tycoon on dating sites to scam women out of thousands of dollars in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta,
According to NBC New York, John Edward Taylor (a.k.a. Jay) tricked 15 women out of up to $360,000 by saying that he was rich and successful on sites like Match.com, eHarmony, Craigslist and Seeking Arrangements. He would lure women on dates and when they would show up, the so-called billionaire would claim that he forgot his wallet and credit card and couldn't pay. The real Taylor was apparently living in his car.
Authorities claim that Taylor stole thousands by tricking women into relationships and then stealing their identities to access their bank accounts. Some of the women did notice money missing but when they confronted the fraud, he threatened to leak nudes to their jobs. One woman was so spooked that she sent him another $1,700.
Law enforcement finally caught up to the catfish casanova at a country club in Pennsylvania. He has been charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and threatening interstate communications in New York. According to New York Daily News, he faces up to 66 years in prison.
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