- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa resident has been given five years of probation for scamming money from a South Carolina woman she met on a military oriented dating website.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/1XoKDfv ) that 46-year-old Doris Warth, of New London, was ordered at Monday’s sentencing to pay $11,000 in restitution. Warth was given a deferred judgment, which means her crime will be removed from her record if she successfully completes probation.

Court documents say Warth told investigators 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 in January to help her supposed fiancé out of a legal jam.

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

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