NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Two men pleaded guilty in an online dating scheme in which a Kentucky woman was scammed out of more than $750,000.
Kahad A. Wuupini, of Seattle, and Thomas D. Inkoom, of Newark, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
Court records said the two men led the woman to believe she was dating an Army sergeant named James Nehmer.
The men convinced the woman to send them cash and checks for an investment that didn’t exist, records said. The woman sent $757,000 to the men in about four months, in transfers as large as $95,000, records said.
Both men are African natives who laundered the money to people and businesses in the U.S. and Ghana, records said.
A third man, Baaki Abdul Majeed, of Seattle, is also involved in the case. His trial is scheduled for June 1.
Wuupini and Inkoom will be sentenced in July. Each of them faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.