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    Man sentenced in WA for running fake online dating
    SEATTLE – The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says a Canadian man who ran online dating services — but set up clients with fake "dates" — has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for mail fraud.

    The government says a federal judge on Friday also ordered 66-year-old Barrie Turner of Delta, British Columbia, to pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

    Prosecutors allege Turner took money from more than 1,000 customers, but sent them fake matches with elaborate, made-up profiles. They say if clients attempted to meet the matches, they were sent e-mails saying the person was no longer interested.

    Turner was arrested in March after he tried to cross the border at Point Roberts to pick up mail. He pleaded guilty in June.
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    Wow. What an asshat. I hope prison is hard on him.
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  3. "Turner operated more than 200 "executive dating" websites, including Executive Catholic Dating, Executive Gay Dating and Executive Seattle Dating."

    If he would have offered even a lousy service, he would have had a good legal defense. It looks like he cut just one too many corners.
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    Good grief, considering how many people paid him you'd think a legitimate business would have been more profitable, with that many clients he could flip the sites for way more than he stole - what a loser!

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