Fake doctor stole in $1.3M from 30 women in romance scam, attorney says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A U.S. attorney says a Florida man pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 30 women of more than $1.3 million by posing as a doctor on online dating services. .

Brian Brainard Wedgeworth, 46, allegedly used 10 different aliases as part of the scheme.

Court documents show Wedgeworth made promises to the women to trick them into sending him money, jewelry and watches. He pleaded guilty to 25 counts, including money transfer fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and aggravated money laundering.

Law enforcement is looking for more victims.

Sentencing is set for August 8.

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