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'Fraudster', 46, is accused of scamming online boyfriend out of $1.2million

‘Fraudster’, 46, is accused of conning her online boyfriend out of $1.2 million in just 16 months claiming she needed the cash to pay for medical expenses, but instead squandered it on more than 300 casino visits.

  • Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, met and befriended the man on social media.
  • He became her partner, and she allegedly tricked him into sending her $1.2 million.
  • She told him that she needed the money for the surgery and medical bills.
  • Rew is charged with one count of corrupt business influence and 10 counts of forgery.

Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, pictured here, was arrested in Texas on November 16, according to Hancock County District Attorney Brent Eaton.

A woman who told her boyfriend online that she needed money for medical expenses allegedly scammed him out of more than $1 million in 16 months so she could gamble at Oklahoma casinos more than 300 times.

Lorraine Marie Rew, 46, of Fort Worth, Texas, met and befriended the New Palestine man on social media and they began dating.

She allegedly tricked him into sending her around $1.2 million from October 2020 to February 2022, telling him she needed the money for her daughter’s surgery and expensive medications, as well as heart medications.

The 46-year-old reportedly told her she could repay it later and claimed she had to pay the costs upfront, using fake email accounts posing as her employer and telling her the money would arrive. Her partner used her personal IRA, a mutual fund, checking and savings accounts, as well as cash advances and personal loans to send her money.

No Record Of Rew Using The Money To Pay For Medical Expenses Was Found And The 46-Year-Old Woman And Her Daughter Had No Hospital Accounts. Instead, The Player Went To Two Casinos In Oklahoma, Visiting The Durant Casino, Pictured, 167 Times In Two Years. He Went To The Other Casino, Thackerville, A Total Of 157 Times In Six Months.

No record of Rew using the money to pay for medical expenses was found and the 46-year-old woman and her daughter had no hospital accounts. Instead, the player went to two casinos in Oklahoma, visiting the Durant casino, pictured, 167 times in two years. He went to the other casino, Thackerville, a total of 157 times in six months.

She was arrested in Texas on November 16, according to Hancock County District Attorney Brent Eaton. Her officers charged her with one count of corrupt business influence and 10 counts of forgery.

No record of Rew using the money to pay for medical expenses was found and the 46-year-old woman and her daughter had no hospital accounts.

Instead, he went to two casinos in Oklahoma, visiting the Durant casino 167 times in two years. Rew went to the other casino, Thackerville, a total of 157 times in six months.

Prosecutor Eaton said: “Unfortunately, this is a case where the victim’s heart was in the right place and the alleged perpetrator took advantage of that.”

The 46-year-old woman is in the Tarrant County jail in Texas, but will be extradited to Hancock County to face her charges.

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