Catalina Rosas, of South Florida, thought she met the perfect man in Eric Benson. He claimed to be an art dealer and stocks and commodities trader for wealthy clients. He certainly acted the part.
But everything he said was a lie, which Catalina found out the hard way. She described her ordeal in an article for Huffington Post:
After almost two years of dating, I learned that Eric wasn’t who he said he was. Not only was our relationship a complete sham, he only saw me as a pawn in an elaborate plan to scam me out of over $50,000 and my 24-year-old son out of $12,000. His scheme ― which involved another girlfriend, fake gold, stolen paintings, forged checks and a false identity ― sounds like something that you’d only encounter in the movies. If I hadn’t found myself at the center of it, I never would have believed it was true.
Read the entire horrifying saga:
I discovered my boyfriend of 2 years was a con man who swindled me out of $52,000, on HuffingtonPost.com.
Fugitive accused of scamming, stealing from two girlfriends in Boca, on MyPalmBeachPost.com.