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FBI investigates after 70-year-old widow duped out of $225K


December 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a 70-year-old Oklahoma woman said she was duped out of more than $225,000 by someone posing online as a U.S. Army general stationed in Syria.

Phyllis Lindsey, a widow, told The Oklahoman newspaper she was contacted on Facebook by someone alleging to be "Gen. Lester Holmes." She said they began talking and a "romance happened really fast."

According to an FBI affidavit, Lindsey made four wire transfers in October believing the money was being used to pay for the delivery of luggage containing the man's discharge papers and money.

The four...

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