Scam Artist Steals $169K from Two Women: Cops

Suspect Fadi Boulos Chaiban is accused of defrauding at least two women in San Diego

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Jun 16, 2012  |  Updated 12:39 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Scam Artist Steals $169K from Two Women: Cops

SDPD

Fadi Boulos Chaiban, 49, is accused of allegedly defrauding at least two women of $169,000. Detectives are looking for additional victims or witnesses to Chaiban's fraud scams.

Detectives are looking for victims or witnesses who may have fallen prey to the scams of a con artist in San Diego.

According to investigators, a 49-year-old man named Fadi Boulos Chaiban – who also goes by the aliases Eddie Morretti, Anthony Paul Marino and Eddie Baker – had defrauded at least two different women of approximately $169,000.

Detectives said Chaiban meets women on social networking websites and begins dating them. He then allegedly promises them a bright, lucrative future and gets them to give him large amounts of money for supposed "investments."

Once he has the money, Chaiban is never heard from again. He never makes any investments with the cash, according to detectives.

Authorities believe additional women may have been victims of Chaiban’s scams.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or police at (619) 692-4833.

Follow NBCSanDiego for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out