Romance Scam Victim Steals And Gives To Her Scammer
An Example Of The Level Of Control Scammers Have Over Their Victims
• SCARS Editorial Team – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
A tragic case unfolds as Sharon Ann Schmalzriedt, a Minnesota woman and romance scam victim, faces charges for embezzling $3.75 million from a local business and misappropriating $17,150 from a vulnerable adult. Allegedly entangled in an online romance, she funneled funds to an individual named Erik Lockwood, misled by his claims of needing US currency to access millions owed.