“Internet Dating Lothario” Scams $US140,000
To the women he dated via the internet, Solomon Jesus Nasser was just your average, everyday multimillionaire Navy admiral with a doctorate from MIT. But in real life, Nasser was a scumbag who bilked $US140,000 from women over three years.
The 57-year-old Nasser met the women on sites like Match.com and PlentyofFish, then lied his arse off in order to gain their confidence. In addition to claiming he was a confidant of George W. Bush and an Iraq Navy veteran, he passed himself off as:
among the other things, as a CIA agent, a board member of Sikorsky Helicopters and a holder of more than 80 patents. He claimed he earned a doctorate from MIT when he was 22, owned a jet and an estate in Greenwich, Conn., as well as property in California.
Nasser would then claim that he was being sued or had money problems with an ex-wife, and ask for “loans” from his victims. He scammed one woman out of $US114,600 alone. From 2005-2008, his take was $US140,000. Nasser faces a maximum of 5-15 years for the most serious of the five charges against him. We would make fun of the women for forgetting the old “too good to be true” thing, but judging from Nasser’s mugshot: No. Not too good.