A woman came to Trenton police on Aug. 17 and told officers she had been “talking to a gentleman” she met online and had been sending him money through Cash App and Zelle.
The amount of money totaled about $16,000.
According to a police report, the woman said just before 2 a.m. Aug. 12, someone withdrew $895 from her checking account, and then another $500.
She said she received a text message alert from her bank informing her the two amounts were withdrawn for payments on a Discover credit card.
She showed the alert to officers.
The woman told police she had not sent “the gentleman” any money for about a week and had just discovered someone went into her checking account and made fraudulent charges.
She said she now believes she was scammed.