Trenton woman gives up thousands to her ‘online gentleman,’ money later stolen from bank account – Southgate News Herald

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She said she received a text message alert from her bank informing her the two amounts were withdrawn for payments on a Discover credit card.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.

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