Woman Scammed Out Of $150,000 10 May 14

Authorities are investigating a 63-year-old Hutchinson woman’s claim that she was the victim of an online scam in which she handed over a considerable amount of money. The victim told police that she had met someone online on one of the “Meet Singles” websites last June, and since then has sent that person over $150,000. The victim told police she realized it was a scam when she was unable to log into her bank account. She said she also had given that person her bank account information. The scammer reportedly told the victim that he was selling oil in Africa and didn’t get paid.