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‘Fraudster’, 46, is accused of scamming online boyfriend out of $1.2million

‘Fraudster’, 46, is accused of scamming online boyfriend out of $1.2million in just 16 months claiming she needed the cash to pay for medical expenses but instead squandered it on more than 300 casino visits

  • Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, met and befriended the man on social media 
  • Became her partner and she allegedly duped him into sending her $1.2 million
  • She told him that she needed the money for surgery and medical bills 
  • Rew is charged with one count of corrupt business influence and 10 counts of counterfeiting

Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, pictured, was arrested in Texas on November 16, according to Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton

A woman who told her online boyfriend that she needed money for medical expenses allegedly scammed him out of more than a million dollars in 16 months so she could gamble at Oklahoma casinos more than 300 times.

Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, from Fort Worth, Texas, met and befriended the New Palestine man on social media and they started going out.

She allegedly duped him into sending her around $1.2 million from October 2020 through to February 2022, telling him she needed the money for her daughter’s expensive surgery and medicine as well as heart medication for herself.  

The 46-year-old reportedly told him that she could reimburse him later and claimed that she had to pay the costs upfront, using fake email accounts pretending to be her employer and telling him the money was coming. Her partner used his personal IRA, a mutual fund, checking and savings accounts as well as cash advances and personal loans to send her money.

There was no record found of Rew using the money to pay for medical expenses and the 46-year-old and her daughter did not have accounts with the hospital. The gambler instead went to two casinos in Oklahoma, visiting the Durant casino, pictured, 167 times in two years. She went to the other casino, Thackerville, a total of 157 times in six months

There was no record found of Rew using the money to pay for medical expenses and the 46-year-old and her daughter did not have accounts with the hospital. The gambler instead went to two casinos in Oklahoma, visiting the Durant casino, pictured, 167 times in two years. She went to the other casino, Thackerville, a total of 157 times in six months

She was arrested in Texas on November 16, according to Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton. Officers have charged her with one count of corrupt business influence and 10 counts of counterfeiting. 

There was no record found of Rew using the money to pay for medical expenses and the 46-year-old and her daughter did not have accounts with the hospital.   

She instead went to two casinos in Oklahoma, visiting the Durant casino 167 times in two years. Rew went to the other casino, Thackerville, a total of 157 times in six months. 

Prosecutor Eaton said: ‘Sadly, this is a case in which the victim’s heart was in the right place and the alleged perpetrator took advantage of that.’

The 46-year-old is in Tarrant County Jail in Texas but will be extradited to Hancock County to face her charges.  

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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