fbpx

Two women have been charged in yearslong “romance schemes” to dupe a number of elderly men out of more than $7 million, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in a court filing.

The women, identified as Rosanna Lisa Stanley and Gina Guy, defrauded at least 16 victims out of millions of dollars in a scheme that spanned from 2009 until this year when they were arrested, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York.

Stanley and Guy were both arrested on June 25 in North Miami Beach, Florida, and New York City, respectively, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Stanley and Guy lured their elderly victims “into purported romantic or close personal relationships through in-person meetings, phone calls, text messages, and an online dating platform,” the complaint said.

Once they earned their victims’ trust, the women convinced them to send them money “under false pretenses,” telling the victims they needed money for things like fake businesses and organ transplants, prosecutors said.

Menu