OKLAHOMA CITY — A new defendant has been indicted in an internet “romance scheme” that tricked its victims out of millions of dollars.
Nnamdi Franklin Ojimba, 33, is the third person charged in Oklahoma City federal court in connection with the online scam. An admitted participant claimed “Franklin” was the mastermind behind the scam, grooming victims with romantic poetry.
The scheme used popular dating sites, including ChristianMingle.com and Match.com, to befriend and then defraud older, vulnerable women, according to prosecutors. A widow from Oklahoma City lost more than $1 million in the scam.
Two participants were sentenced to prison earlier this year for their roles.