After arrest, other alleged victims of someone being investigated for scams on a dating app make new complaints in RJ | Rio de Janeiro

After arrest, other alleged victims of someone being investigated for scams on a dating app make new complaints in RJ | Rio de Janeiro
After arrest, other alleged victims of someone being investigated for scams on a dating app make new complaints in RJ | Rio de Janeiro
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Women set up trap to catch dating app scammer

Tayara Banharo, one of the women who already reported Caio, stated that 2 more alleged new victims contacted her and offered to go to the police station to file a complaint against him.

“From yesterday to today, about 10 women have come to talk to me about Caio: some said that the conversation with him didn’t develop, and others said that he left them very hurt. One of them said that she lost her car and sold her apartment because of him” , told the g1.

Tayara said that, in one of the first meetings, Caio asked for money. She even lent R$1,000, which was returned a month later. Even so, she says the suspicion against him continued:

Caio Henrique Camossatto’s defense says that the accusations are unfounded, that what is being investigated is not a crime, it is a civil offense, in other words: it fails to comply with what had been agreed between the parties. The defense claims that it considers his arrest to be arbitrary and illegal.

1 of 1 Caio Henrique Comossato, in a photo in front of the mirror. — Photo: Reproduction/Fantastic
Caio Henrique Comossato, in a photo in front of the mirror. — Photo: Reproduction/Fantastic

In Rio, a victim went to the 34th DP (Bangu), where the investigation against him began in the state. The main delegate, Fábio Souza, explained what Camossato’s modus operandi was:

“He met women through dating sites. Then, he started dating, told stories, said he was a farmer, a music producer, and that he had a reasonable financial situation”, he recalled.

“After a while, he would come up with an excuse. In the case I investigated, he said he was going to sell the farm and needed some money to make a contribution. The woman lends him the money, and then he doesn’t pay and disappears” , explained the delegate.

For Fábio, there is no doubt that Caio continued doing the same thing until he was arrested.

According to investigations, the sum of his debt to at least 11 women exceeds R$1.8 million. Only one victim passed on R$500,000 to Caio. The expected penalty is 5 years in prison.

Caio, who was being investigated in São Paulo in at least five cases, had already been convicted of embezzlement in 2019, but the sentence was converted to the provision of community services, which he never completed.

As soon as she saw the report, Tayara got in touch with some women who were already organizing a group to follow his steps and report the embezzler.

As Caio continued to use the credit card of one of them, it was possible to find out which city he was in. The group of women found out when Caio reopened his accounts on social media and a dating app.

They created a trap. Tayara then set up a fake profile on an app to attract the swindler. The group of women followed each exchange of messages.

“We talked to him on WhatsApp until we got the arrest warrant. Then when the arrest warrant came out, I arranged a meeting with him”, revealed Tayara.

On March 22, instead of meeting the character created by Tayara in a restaurant in Rio, Caio met the police.

The article is in Portuguese

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