A 49-year-old woman is accused of defrauding an 85-year-old Pembroke Pines man who was seeking a relationship after the death of his wife, police said.
Nancy Guy was arrested Thursday on a first-degree grand theft charge.
Pembroke Pines police said Guy took more than $300,000 from the man, leaving him bankrupt.
According to a Pembroke Pines police report, Guy contacted the man on an online dating website and became involved in a relationship with him. Police said she introduced herself as Anna Miller and told the man, during the course of their relationship, that she needed money to expand her business.
Police said Guy claimed that a flood in her warehouse destroyed $400,000 worth of dresses that she had made and promised to pay him back if he helped her, advancing funds from his credit card to her PayPal account.
The alleged scam went on from 2013 until November 2015, when the man told Guy that he didn't have any more money. He turned to his son for help, but his son wasn't buying it and alerted police.
Police said Guy called the man and asked him why he had filed a police report about her. During their conversation, Guy claimed that her phone was broken and promised to call him when she got a new one, but that was the last he heard from her, according to the report.
The man told police that he had his car repossessed and had to file for bankruptcy because of Guy's scam.
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