A British accountant is going to jail for 18 months after he borrowed money from a friend to pay an online scammer that he thought was his girlfriend. The 79 year-old Brian Ridpath has
found guilty of fraud by misrepresentation and for lying to his friend about a girlfriend that he'd only ever met online. The girlfriend turned out to be a Nigerian email scam.
The friend gave him $184,000 to help pay her bills with the intentions of being paid back soon.
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