A Florida ex-con cheated $3,000 from a lady he met on a dating application – and afterward persuaded her into sending bare snaps of herself so as to be reimbursed, police said.
Michael William McDougal, 35, acted like a man named Michael Reynolds on Plenty of Fish while getting to know his unfortunate casualty, who lives in Orlando, police said.
The pair moved the discussion to Facebook, where McDougal said he expected to get $1,000 subsequent to losing his bank card, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The lady loaned McDougal $3,000 through the span of a few days.
He vowed to take care of her, yet notices she got from PayPal were counterfeit, as per a police sworn statement acquired by the paper.
Investigators said McDougal, of Winter Garden, later informed the lady utilizing his genuine name trying to clear up any of the unfortunate casualty’s disarray about his change conscience, which she accepted that was a genuine individual, as indicated by police.
McDougal even gloated he could cover the unfortunate casualty’s misfortunes out of sheer liberality, and afterward offered to pay her $5,000 on the off chance that she sent bare photographs to his cousin, police said.
The injured individual concurred, and afterward, he requested much more mixture, taking steps to answer to police that she sent nudes to an underage teenager – McDougal’s 16-year-old cousin, police said.
The lady eventually went to cops toward the beginning of February.
McDougal, who was sentenced for misrepresentation in 2015, at first demanded she was lying, however, neglected to appear at a gathering to show a criminologist confirmation of his cases, police said.
He additionally minimized a Mike McDougal Victims United Facebook page made by individuals who state he plotted them out of cash, police said.
Once more, McDougal expressed it’s every one of the unfortunate mix-up, Orlando police Det. Annemarie Esan composed.
The Facebook gathering, made in 2013, had 75 individuals as of Tuesday.
McDougal, who was captured Thursday on charges of coercion and plan to cheat, has been discharged from care subsequent to posting $4,500 bond. Whenever indicted, he faces as long as 20 years in jail.