Fake American weapons dealer dupes three Taiwanese women out of money
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American man has been detained by police for allegedly
defrauding at least three Taiwanese women who he met on an online dating site while posing as a weapons dealer, reports Apple Daily.
The suspect, Archie Boimah Richards, earlier this year told a Taiwanese woman he met on a dating website that he conducted an important arms sale with Taiwanese authorities, but that when he sent the money and goods to Taiwan, he was seized by customs officers. He told the woman that he needed money to resolve the issue with customs and she complied because she had fallen in love with the suspect.
He then instructed her to give the money to a friend of his in Taiwan and take his photo when she met with him. After she had made the transaction, she noticed that he started to ignore her and she began to feel as though she may have been cheated and reported the incident to police. [FULL STORY]