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Halifax woman charged by Ontario police in $150K 'romance scam' investigation

Two brothers contacted police in St. Thomas when they found over $150,000 missing from their deceased mother's bank account
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A Halifax woman has been arrested following an 18-month "romance scam" investigation in Ontario.

In August 2018, two brothers contacted police in St. Thomas, a city about a half hour drive south of London.

The pair told the St. Thomas Police Service they were settling their deceased mother's estate when they found over $150,000 missing from her bank account.

Police believe the woman may have been scammed by someone claiming to a man from Texas.

Investigators discovered several suspicious iTunes purchases and cash transfers they tracked to a bank account in Halifax.

Detectives flew to Halifax to arrest a suspect on Monday.

Ogheneruemu Osirim, 33, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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