Media sociopaths

Tyler Tessier pleads for his girlfriend’s life, after he allegedly killed her

Laura Wallen, 31, of Olney, Maryland, was last heard from on Sept. 4. She was a beloved high school teacher who was four months pregnant. Suspicion immediately fell upon her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Tyler Tessier, 32, of Damascus Maryland.

With the agreement of Wallen’s family, Montgomery County Police invited Tessier to speak at a news conference about the case. They wanted to hear what Tessier had to say. Tessier gave a command performance, pleading for Wallen to return. He neglected to mention that he allegedly already killed her.

Wallen’s body was discovered in a shallow grave on Sept. 13. She had been shot in the back of the head.

Tessier, who was involved with other women and could … Read more

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Unbelievable love scam costs woman $1.1 million in four months

“Grace,” a permanent resident of Singapore, met Lee, a Canadian businessman, through a friend. They kept in contact via Facebook and met multiple times for dinner and drinks. But this was a long con — about six months later, Lee put the squeeze on Grace. He claimed that he was stopped at the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, airport, with US$2 million in cash. He needed her help to prove his innocence.

Then, his accomplice, pretending to be a United Nations employee, told Grace that Malaysian customs wanted US$250,000 in exchange for his release. She came up with the money — and lots more. Nine months later, she reported him to the police. Her money is gone.

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Love fraud is nothing new – here’s a case from 1964

Raymon Shaw of British Columbia, Canada, was reported missing in 1964.

On November 25, 1964, Raymon Shaw of Canada called his new wife and told her he’d be home around 7:30 p.m. Instead, he disappeared.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Langley, British Columbia, Shaw may not have been who he claimed to be.

“Investigators discovered Raymon SHAW had also gone by the names John ADAMS and Walter BRIAN,” says Cpl. Holly Largy of the RCMP. “Further, he was very likely a fraudster who married women to swindle them out of their money.”

The RCMP is seeking information on this cold case. More details:

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Australian woman caught with drugs in a love scam may hang

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto is on trial for drug charges and faces the death penalty.

An Australian grandmother, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, travelled to Shanghai in 2014 to meet a “Captain Daniel Smith,” whom she met and fell in love with online. He claimed to be an American soldier serving in Afghanistan, and asked her to bring a backpack to Melbourne.

At a stopover in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Maria was arrested. The backpack contained 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine sewn into a hidden compartment.

Maria is now on trial. If she is convicted, she could face the death penalty. Malaysia has a mandatory death by hanging penalty for drug trafficking.

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Kim Wall’s body, without her head, arms or legs, washed up on a Danish shoreline.

Kim Wall, a freelance journalist from Sweden who sometimes wrote for the New York Times, wanted to interview Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor known to be eccentric and temperamental. On August 10, they left for a ride on Madsen’s 55-foot submarine. The next day, Wall’s partner reported her to be missing.

Eleven days later, her torso washed up on a Danish shoreline. The head, arms and legs were missing.

Madsen originally said he dropped Wall off in a remote section of Copenhagen’s port. Then he said Wall was in the submarine when a hatch fell on her head and killed her, so he … Read more

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German nurse accused of killing more than 90 people

Neils Hogel of Germany is accused of more than 90 murders.

Niels Hogel, 40, a nurse in Germany, had a bad habit: He gave dangerous drugs to intensive care patients so that he could resuscitate them. Except sometimes he failed, and the patients died.

Hogel was found guilty of two murders in 2015 and jailed for life. But since then, the police investigated other deaths in the hospitals where Hogel worked, and suspect that he may be responsible for at least 88 more murders.

A psychiatrist says that Hogel is “deeply ashamed.” I doubt it.

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Man guilty of murdering his celebrity girlfriend who ‘fell on his hunting knife’

Robert Brian Reagan (Redondo Beach Police Dept.)

Loredana Nesci, 47, a former cop who became a lawyer and then starred in the Sundance Channel TV show Loredana, Esq., was found dead in July 2015.

Her boyfriend, Robert Brian Reagan, 53, was charged in her murder. Reagan claimed she assaulted him and he was defending himself.

The court didn’t buy it. He was found guilty of her murder.

Boyfriend breaks down as he is found guilty of murdering reality show lawyer ‘when she fell on his hunting knife’ as they argued at home, on… Read more

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OMG! Nigerian authorities arrest 100 undergraduates for Internet fraud and love scams

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They’re called the “Yahoo Boys.” They’re Nigerian university students who go to class during the day and commit Internet fraud by night and on weekends. Some of them have become filthy rich.

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently arrested more than 100 undergraduates for financial fraud including online love fraud — popularly known as “Yahoo Yahoo.” Over the last nine months, the authorities recovered more than US$765,000 — 26 percent more than they recovered in all of last year.

Internet fraud is big business in Nigeria. Fraudsters specialize in different types of crimes, such as online dating, phishing, or ATM fraud.

Oludayo Tade, a lecturer on criminology, deviance and social problems … Read more

Patrick Giblin does time for scamming 132 women, gets out of jail and does it again

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick M. Giblin

Meet the original large-scale dating scammer, Patrick Giblin, 53, formerly of Ventnor, New Jersey, but most recently residing in a Philadelphia prison. Lovefraud first wrote about him in 2007, when he was sentenced for scamming women that he met on telephone dating services.

Patrick Giblin trolls phone dating lines, taking money from 132 women, on

Giblin was paroled in 2013 and went right back to scamming women. Now he’ll spend another five years in prison.

Giblin pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to one count of interstate travel and use of a facility in interstate and foreign commerce with the intent to launder money. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence Wednesday in … Read more

Frightening: Canadian man kills his mother and two brothers to keep them from exposing him to his fiancee

Brett Ryan (Toronto Police Service)

Brett Ryan, 36, pleaded guilty in Toronto last month to killing his mother and two brothers using a crossbow and crossbow bolts (similar to arrows). He was sentenced to life in prison.

Ryan had told his fiancee, Kristen Baxter, that he was a university graduate and working at a computer job. In reality, he never graduated and lost his job when his employer discovered that he was a convicted bank robber.

Last year, Ryan’s mother, Susan, learned he was lying to his fiancee. Susan gave her son an ultimatum — tell his fiancee the truth, or she would.

On August 25, 2016, Ryan stabbed his mother with a bolt and strangled her, shot … Read more

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