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Mass. man accused of stealing $200,000 from women he met through Internet dating websites
BOSTON (AP) ' A Massachusetts man is facing charges of wooing women he met online, then stealing more than $200,000 from them.
Albert Lovering, of Weston, was indicted Tuesday on 23 counts of larceny for allegedly stealing the money from four women.
Lovering allegedly met the women through various dating websites, including Plentyoffish.com and the personal ads on Craigslist.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone says the 54-year-old Lovering deceived the women into believing he was romantically attached to them and "in need of financial assistance." Leone says the women loaned Lovering thousands of dollars, with the expectation he would repay them, but he never did.
Lovering is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. It could not immediately be determined if he had hired an attorney.