• Warrant: Woman duped $140K in online dating scam

    Updated:

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Police are trying to find out who impersonated a United States soldier and talked a woman out of more than a $140,000, according to a search warrant Channel 9 obtained.
     
    The impersonator started a relationship with a woman on the dating website match.com.
     
    They say he went by the name Thomas Peichert.
     
    Through email conversations, he told the woman he was stationed in Afghanistan but could finish his assignment at Fort Bragg if she wired him money.
     
    The woman sent the money to bank accounts in foreign countries with the promise he would pay her back.
     
    Police are using information from the Yahoo email address Peichert used to try and track him down.

    Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:

    FAA investigates drone flown over Panthers game

    Police: Altercation led to deadly Shelby shooting

    Monroe PD: Man charged in crash that killed 2 on U.S. 74

    Warrants in case of murdered Newton teacher to be unsealed

    CMPD investigating robbery at west Charlotte grocery store

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Warrant: Woman duped $140K in online dating scam

  • Headline Goes Here

    Mother, father charged after 2-year-old boy dies in Rock Hill

  • Headline Goes Here

    Clean-up underway after flash flooding, trees toppled across region

  • Headline Goes Here

    Parents say Cleveland County teacher played offensive song in class

  • Headline Goes Here

    Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious…