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Virginia Man Indicted in Missouri in $5M Romance Fraud

The indictment says one woman lost more than $3.2 million she thought was for an investment in a gold mine in Ghana

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    A Virginia man is charged with scamming women on dating sites in the Kansas City area and across the country out of more than $5 million.

    A Virginia man has been charged with swindling women in the Kansas City area and across the country out of more than $5 million in a romance fraud scheme. 

    The Kansas City Star reports that federal grand jurors in Kansas City indicted 33-year-old Henry Asomani in a wire fraud conspiracy that victimized 13 people over two years.

    The indictment alleges that Asomani and others contacted people who had posted ads on online dating sites such as ChristianMingle.com, or through their Facebook pages. 

    The indictment says one Lee's Summit widow, whose husband had died of cancer, lost more than $3.2 million she thought was for an investment in a gold mine in Ghana. Asomani is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ghana. 

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    Another victim from Leawood, Kansas, ended up losing about $800,000.