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With all due respect, the man who wrote “’tis better to have loved and lost…” probably never lost $ 80,000.
Police say a Georgia woman lost the loot, however, after being scammed by a man she met on an online dating site — and married within a week.
Gwinnett County Police have an arrest warrant for John Martin Hill, 35, on Tuesday after they say he conned an Alpharetta woman out of tens of thousands of dollars during a whirlwind weeklong romance during which authorities say Hill claimed to be a “millionaire.”
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The police says the unidentified woman met Hill on Match.com in March — and the two met each other in person later in the day. It was during that meeting, Hill allegedly boasted about a “millionaire.” Within a week of meeting, the couple married and Hill allegedly convinced the woman that she should buy a house together.
The woman allegedly gave Hill $80,000 to put towards the couple’s dream home, including the costs for the furniture, but as soon as he had the money, police said, Hill is no longer any contact.”
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The researchers tracked Hill to an apartment in Duluth-where he was allegedly living with another woman and child. The police also said that they discovered Hill changed his name more than five times in less than three years.
He is accused of a felony count of theft by Deception in Gwinnett County, but has reportedly been accused of similar crimes in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.