KRON / Washington County Sheriff's Office
SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A 38-year-old mother of two was in the middle of a divorce when she said an intriguing man hit her up on Facebook.
“He was saying how he found my picture to be beautiful,” Heather said. “He told me he had a great job. He had a lot of money.”
Heather, whose last name has not been included to protect her privacy, cleans houses to make ends meet, so perhaps she was looking for a way to be cared for. The man calling himself “Smith James Quincy” seemed to fit the bill. He also looked like her ex-husband.
“He’s a diamond and gold miner,” Heather told PIX11. “What girl doesn’t love gold and diamonds?”
But within several weeks of meeting Heather online, Quincy was asking her for money to help him get past customs in China.