Dating a con man
A social media dating scammer who swindled dozens of women in multiple states out of money was arrested yesterday in Van Nuys, Los Angeles police said.
Wilson Edward Jackson, 37, is accused of using Facebook, Instagram and dating sites to approach women while posing as a businessman or rap musician.
That helped me get over that.” Alldred, who victimized at least four women in Minnesota and others in California, Hawaii and Nevada, was also ordered to pay about 5,000 in restitution.
“This defendant left a trail of tears, emotional devastation and financial ruin behind him,” US Attorney Joseph Brown said.
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Wilson Jackson, 37, Woodland Hills in custody, accused of scamming dozens of women who he met [email protected] 11pm #abc7eyewitness pic.twitter.com/A7hm Miotx M— Eileen Frere (@abc7eileen) May 24, 2019FOX 11 reported he used the stolen money to buy clothes and pay his bills.
Alldred claimed his ex-wife had been setting him up and Venhuizen kicked him out, never to see him again.
Police said he wrote checks to women purporting to be for reimbursement but they would be tied to closed accounts.“He was taking me out to dinner, buying me flowers, and we had a trip to Hawaii that was probvably close to ,000 by itself,” Jo Ann Venhuizen said during Alldred’s sentencing.“The room was 0 a night.” Venhuizen, who met Alldred on Match.com, where he identified himself as “Derek Allarad,” said the upscale excursion was billed as a way for Alldred to introduce her to his daughter, who was purportedly going to school in Hawaii, but the meeting never materialized.One victim knew him as the financier of hotels in Lake Tahoe, Maui and other posh destinations. I want to move back to San Francisco,’” Cindi Pardini recalled.
“I said, ‘Sure, no problem.’” In the next month, Pardini said, she lost in excess of 0,000 due to Alldred’s actions, including the depletion of her nest egg and other assets. Jackson's excuses would include that he lost his wallet or was having trouble accessing cash from his bank."As if a broken heart wasn't enough, he would financially devastate many of these women," Carranza told ABC7.