OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a 70-year-old Oklahoma woman says said she was duped out of more than $225,000 by someone posing online as a U.S. Army general stationed in Syria.
Phyllis Lindsey tells The Oklahoman that she was contacted on Facebook by someone alleging to be "Gen. Lester Holmes." The widow says they began talking and a "romance happened really fast."
An FBI affidavit says Lindsey made four wire transfers in October. She believed the money was being used as payments for the delivery of luggage containing his discharge papers and money.