Romance scammer charged with defrauding Holocaust survivor of $2.8M – Global News

Peaches Stergo, 36, met the unnamed victim on a dating website in 2017, as per an announcement made by U.S.

“The defendant callously preyed on a senior citizen simply seeking companionship, defrauding him of his life savings,” said the assistant director of the FBI’s New York office, Michael J.

The indictment alleges that Stergo made a fake email account to impersonate a TD Bank employee and used it to assure the victim he would be repaid if he continued to fill Stergo’s account.

They also claim that if a person has “fallen in love fast” or asks for money, it should be seen as a red flag.

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