Thornhill man defrauded eHarmony matches

Toronto police fraud investigators say a 49-year-old man is in custody after allegedly taking money from romantic partners he met on the online dating site eHarmony and using it for his own purpose.

Police say the man used an alias when he signed up for the site and started reaching out to potential victims. He allegedly told his matches that he could manage their money for them, but instead used it to “fund his own lifestyle,” according to police.

Shaun Rootenberg, also known as Shaun Rothberg, was arrested on Tuesday morning. He is facing four counts of fraud over $5,000, four counts of possession of proceeds of crime, and four counts of laundering the proceeds of crime.

Read more at CP24

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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