Jo Ann Burkey

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Pennsylvania woman who made a connection with a man in Pitt County on a dating website has been charged with defrauding him, claiming she was a member of the military.

On Jan. 29, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of fraud by someone posing as a member of the military.

The victim said he met a woman on an online dating site who eventually claimed to need financial assistance to ship her belongings back from overseas.

The victim provided $7,500.

The investigation determined the woman was using a fake name. Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Jo Ann Burkey,…

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