- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A southeast Iowa woman has been accused of scamming more than $17,000 from a South Carolina woman in a dating website ruse.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/1BOtZPz ) that 46-year-old Doris Warth, of New London, is charged with felony theft. Jail records say she remained in custody on Friday. Her attorney didn’t immediately return an Associated Press call seeking comments on her case.

Court documents say Warth told investigators that she’d used a military-oriented dating website in the scheme. The South Carolina woman was led to believe she was engaged to a serviceman in Afghanistan. Warth posed as the wife of a soldier who was friends with the other make-believe serviceman.

The documents say the woman sent the money to help her supposed fiance out of a legal jam.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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