Eventually more women teamed up and got the police involved to capture the Lothario.
His modus operandi was to seek women with good credit scores and trusting hearts.
While he was running the fraudulent business, he was living an extravagant lifestyle, with new clothing, cars and even homes.'When you went over to his house — he had it all,' Reddy added. He had everything covered that you would never question.'Following Pierce's Friday sentencing, the women spoke to ABC about their relief.'It feels like we've kind of won in a sense,' Sarah Schroeder said.
Finally being able to see him in handcuffs and being sentenced was very liberating.'According to a recent study conducted, nearly 50 million Americans have tried online dating apps.
He reportedly scammed many women over the years, all by claiming to be a stockbroker. In total, he scored more than $1 million from 13 different women, according to Scottsdale police.pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, reports ABC 15, Pierce received the equivalent of more than a year in jail for every woman he hoodwinked. Before taking advantage of women through Tinder and Plenty of Fish, he served a 13-year sentence for theft and gang activity.
Because he reportedly “looked like someone who ran a financial services company,” he was able to persuade women to give him staggering amounts of money. He was sentenced to 15.75 years." data-reactid="24"After pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, reports ABC 15, Pierce received the equivalent of more than a year in jail for every woman he hoodwinked.
As the popularity of online dating continues to grow, so does opportunity for fraudulent crimes.
The FBI has been involved in cases affecting large numbers of people or having 'large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups,' according to its website.
Not only do these men share a quest for love, they have something else in common: they're all in prison for murder.
The suitors are among dozens of male and female cons who have posted personal profiles and photos on a matchmaking website with a twist.
It doesn't matter, insists Melissa, who says the site helps prisoners pass the time and "get back into the swing of things" as they reconnect with women. I'm just a firm believer in redemption and rehabilitation …
"I'm making a difference, for sure — and that's become most important to me," said Melissa, whose website is open to any offender. I believe everybody deserves a second chance." Melissa, however, has a warning for those interested in contacting one of the inmates on her website: proceed with caution.
This site hooks up people on the inside with those on the outside. He claims to hold the Toronto record for robbing the most banks in the shortest span: 11 financial institutions knocked off in four-and-a-half hours.