A notorious Ghanaian Internet fraudster identified as Rubbin Sarpong, has been arrested in New Jersey on Wednesday, for running an International love scam that has defrauded over 30 women in the United States. He is reported to have made over $2.1million in the fraudulent activities, and some of which he constantly flaunts on his social media page.
According to report, Rubbin Sarpong has his profile scattered on Plenty of Fish, Match.com and other dating websites, where he described himself as a U.S. soldier serving in Syria, but federal prosecutors said he was actually in Millville, living the high life off unsuspecting women.
Rubbin Sarpong has since been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The 35-year-old and his accomplices, who live in Ghana, fooled more than 30 people and made over $2.1 million in a brazen dating scam that went on for three years and led at least one woman to commit suicide, Police reported had stated.
The Police report also stated that Mr Rubbing Sarpong frequently posted selfies on Instagram with large stacks of cash, expensive designer clothing, jewelry and luxury cars — all of which he allegedly bought with money that women sent him.
One of his victims committed suicide in June 2018, just two days after transferring nearly $94,000 to Sarpong and his crew.
The day before she died, the woman whose identity was not released allegedly went to Baltimore/Washington International Airport to meet what she thought was a diplomat with a $12 million box of gold.
Authorities said the elaborate scheme began in January 2016 and ended with Sarpong’s arrest. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.