How the ‘Tinder scammer’ acted, arrested for embezzlement against women

How the ‘Tinder scammer’ acted, arrested for embezzlement against women
How the ‘Tinder scammer’ acted, arrested for embezzlement against women
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Investigated for fraud against at least 11 women, in Rio and São Paulo, Caio Henrique da Silva Camossatto was arrested on March 22, in a restaurant in Rioafter a “trap” made by one of his victims, and the police ask other women who were deceived to file complaints to try to keep the scammer arrested.

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A Fantástico report showed that he made loans to the victims, which combined they reach R$ 1.8 million. The investigation that resulted in the arrest warrant concerned just one of them, from whom he took R$500,000. The penalty for this type of crime is 5 years in prison.

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On dating apps, he said he was soap opera actor, composer, property owner and rich, but experiencing financial problems. In this way, he was able to encourage women to borrow money.

One of the women, Tayara Banharo de Medeiros, was admitted to the hospital when she met him. During the first meeting outside the health unit, he asked to borrow money. “He has a lot of talk. I lent R$1,000. I was hospitalized for a week directly in the semi-intensive care unit. And when I talk to him, he just shows up at the hospital to visit me. I was kind of like that… The person you meet on the dating app will meet you at the hospital, right? He kissed me in the hospital“, he told TV.

When she became suspicious, she investigated information about him on the internet, discovered he was a faker and threatened to expose him. Caio paid, and shortly afterwards another Fantástico report showed that the man was being investigated in São Paulo in at least five cases and had already been convicted of embezzlement in 2019. The sentence was converted into community service, which he never completed. When she saw the report, Tayara decided to join other women to unmask Caio.

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The victims created a group on WhatsApp to follow the steps of the criminal, who continued to use one of their credit cards. Tayara set up a fake profile on an app and lured him into a meeting when the arrest warrant was obtained.

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“The investigation showed that he was a committed criminal. And he continued talking to other alleged victims. The arrest was essential to prevent other victims from falling for his scam”, said Fabio Souza, head delegate of the 34th DP (Bangu). “It is important that victims go to police stations and report the incident. And then you ask for prison for each victim. It will be much more difficult for him to be released. Because when he gets out he’ll do it all again, because that’s what he lives for“.

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The article is in Portuguese

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