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Cops use fake dating profile to catch guy who beat up his girlfriend

Angry Blond ManWhen a woman from Astoria, New York, tried to break up with her boyfriend, he became violent. He punched her in the face with a nail in his hand.

Then he disappeared into a drug treatment program, where cops couldn’t find him because of privacy laws.

Then the guy posted a new dating profile on Plenty of Fish, which the victim saw. She alerted the police.

They set up a sting. A woman, who was actually an undercover cop, arranged to meet the alleged perpetrator at a Manhattan bar. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Man kills first wife, serves time, then tortures second wife and kills 4 kids

Gregory Green

Gregory Green

“You are a con artist, you are a monster.” That’s what Faith Green told her husband, Gregory Green, who killed her four children and attempted to kill her.

Gregory Green, 50, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was sentenced to 47 years in prison for his crimes.

Gregory Green had served 16 years in prison for killing his pregnant first wife in 1991.

Burn in hell! Scarred wife confronts husband in court after he murdered their four children and slashed her face, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Gregory v. Green: Some things to know about dad who murdered his 4 kids, shot his wife then called 911, on GossipOnThis.com.

Romance Scams Part 1: Canadians lose $17 million in 2016

Looking for love online is dangerous and in honor of Valentine’s Day, law enforcement agencies around the world tried to remind citizens of that. The first of three articles Lovefraud will be posting on the issue comes from Canada.

Nearly 750 Canadians reported that they lost money in Internet romance scams last year, totaling $17 million, according to CTVNews.ca. But the Royal Canadian Mounted Police believe only about 5 percent of cases are actually reported so the money lost is likely much higher.

Sgt. Guy Paul Larocque says that most of the money stolen is never recovered. According to CTVNews.ca:

Convicted con artist Patrick Giblin again pleads guilty to scamming women

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick Giblin, 52, formerly of Ventnor, New Jersey, yesterday pleaded guilty to scamming more than 10 women out of $15,000 to $40,000.

Giblin did this between January 2013 and December 2014 while on parole for previously scamming 132 women out of $320,241. Here’s Lovefraud’s original coverage of the story:

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

According to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Giblin’s most recent adventures in phone scamming went like this:

Woman fakes blindness for 15 years, collects nearly $400,000 in veteran’s benefits

Blind_Woman 2_200x247Back in 2001, Veronica Dale Hahn, 60, of Bonifay, Florida, told the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs that she was 100 percent blind in both eyes due to her military service. The VA believed her, and started paying her veteran’s disability benefits. In 15 years, she collected $394,800.85.

In the meantime, she obtained driver’s licenses in New Mexico, Alabama and Florida, with no vision restrictions. She drove her vehicle and worked full-time as a case manager at state correctional facilities.

Hahn pleaded guilty last week. When she is sentenced, she faces 10 years in prison.

Holmes County woman pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving veterans disability benefits, on Justice.gov.

Horrifying saga of multiple predators, sexually abused children and murder

After all these years of running Lovefraud, at times I am still shocked by some people’s level of depravity.

Sara Packer, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, worked as an adoption supervisor and, along with her husband, David Packer, fostered 30 children.

In 2004, Sara and David Packer adopted Grace Packer and her brother when Grace was three years old. David Packer was later convicted of sexually abusing Grace and a learning-disabled foster child. He went to prison.

Sara Packer took up with a new boyfriend Jacob Sullivan.

Grace Packer disappeared in July 2016. She was 14 years old.

Now authorities say Sullivan beat, raped and murdered Grace, while Sara Packer watched.

Dylann Roof sentenced to death for murdering nine people in church

Dylann Roof, they 22-year-old white supremacist convicted of murdering nine churchgoers in an African American congregation, was sentenced to death.

Roof acted as his own attorney during the sentencing. He was unrepentant. He said:

“In my confession to the FBI, I told them that I had to do it. I felt like I had to do it when I said that and I still feel that way.”

Roof also said,

“There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically.”

Spoken like a true psychopath.

Dylann Roof sentenced to DEATH by jury for cold-blooded massacre of nine black Charleston churchgoers after the unrepentant killer refused to defend himself and said he would do it all again, on DailyMail.co.uk

Kelly Cochran, possible serial killer, awaits trial in Michigan

Kelly Cochran

Kelly Cochran

Kelly Cochran, of Caspian, Michigan, began an affair with a co-worker, Chris Regan. But when Kelly’s husband, Jason Cochran, found out, he was furious, and threatened to kill Regan.

Instead, the Cochrans allegedly hatched a plot to kill Regan together. Then they dismembered his body.

But Kelly Cochran was angry, and 16 months later, she allegedly killed her husband, making the death look like a heroin overdose.

Kelly told a police detective that she wouldn’t lose sleep over her husband’s death. “You feel (emotion),” she said, according to DetroitNews.com, “and I can’t.”

Killings may go beyond U.P. woman’s husband, lover, on DetroitNews.com.

Professor who murdered his wife asks for money to start over, but maybe he shouldn’t have

Rafael Robb was convicted of murdering his wife (AP).

Rafael Robb was convicted of murdering his wife (AP).

Ten years ago, on Dec. 22, 2006, Rafael Robb, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, bludgeoned his wife, Ellen Gregory Robb, to death as she wrapped Christmas presents. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Robb, a former University of Pennsylvania economics professor and an expert in game theory, was supposed to be released in January. A civil suit awarded $124.26 million to the couple’s daughter, who was 12 when her mother was killed.

After 10 years of abuse, New Jersey woman is found dead; police search for her husband

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Jeremiah Monell is wanted for allegedly killing his wife.

State Police are searching for Jeremiah Monell, 32, of Commercial Township in southern New Jersey, who allegedly killed his wife.

Tara O’Shea-Watson, 35, endured 10 years of beatings and abuse, friends and relatives say in an article in the Press of Atlantic City.

Monell would “freak out” on his wife if she talked to family members, the victim’s friend said. Over the past few months, according to the friend, O’Shea-Watson finally decided to enforce a restraining order and filed for divorce.

She was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home Monday morning.

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