(NEWSER) – The "classic dating scams of yesteryear" are alive and well online, according to a New York City DA. The New York Times reports a 35-year-old man named Brandon Kiehm was charged Tuesday with using Tinder to defraud two kind-hearted women out of $26,000.
Kiehm—using a fake name—met the first alleged victim on the dating app in July and told her he worked for Goldman Sachs, according to the New York Daily News. He allegedly went on to borrow $14,000 from her over the next three months, at one point claiming he lost his wallet and needed money to pay for his sister's cancer treatment. He eventually gave the woman two checks worth $30,000 to repay her, but authorities say both checks bounced.
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