A Millville, New Jersey man is accused of using multiple dating websites to scam over 30 women out of a combined total of $2.1 MILLION DOLLARS.
In the criminal complaint, Prosecutors allege Rubbin Sarpong, a New Jersey Resident and Ghanian citizen created profiles on Match.com, Plenty of Fish and Ourtime.com. On these dating profiles, Sarpong presented himself as a US soldier stationed overseas in Syria.
From there he would get to know his victims (innocent women looking for love) and build a FAKE love connection. Eventually Sarpong would tell his victims he had been awarded gold bars by the military.
From there Sarpong would ask women to send him money so that he could ship the gold bars to the US. Prosecutors say he told his victims their money would be returned once the bars arrived in the US.
One of his alleged victims killed herself after transferring more than $93,000 to him, court documents say.
For his deceptive actions, Sarpong has been hit with wire fraud charges and faces up to 20 years if convicted.
Prosecutors are using social media posts of Rubbin Sarpong, 35, bragging about his wealth and holding wads of cash as evidence against him.
Pictures include one of him holding a stack of cash to his ear like a phone with the caption “making a phone call to let my bank know am coming”, and other photos of him with jewelry, electronics and cars.
At his preliminary hearing Wednesday Sarpong claimed he could not afford a lawyer; a claim which the judge dismissed.
Guess who showed up at Sarpong’s hearing? His fiance. SMH This man presented himself to dozens of women as being single and available, fed them a pipe dream of love and marriage, and then conned them out of their money all while he had a FIANCE.
And to top it all off, he ain’t even that cute.