Brooklyn District Attorney announces arrest of man accused of Internet fraud

The Brooklyn District Attorney announced the arrest of a man accused of Internet fraud Thursday.

Alan Sarner, 65, is accused of scamming a Brooklyn widow out of $100,000. District Attorney Charles Hynes says the two met through the online dating service, JDate. Hynes says Sarner then convinced the woman to invest in a company supposedly on the verge of curing leukemia and multiple sclerosis. Sarner is charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and faces a maximum of five to 15 years in prison.

Hynes says Internet fraud is a growing problem in Brooklyn. Any resident who may be a victim of Internet fraud can call the district attorney?s hotline at 718-250-3390 or e-mail cybercrime@brooklynda.org .

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