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Australian woman, mother of four, cons old men

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Canberra, May 30:

A woman was arrested for a romance scam that netted more than AU$2 million($1.86 million) from elderly men, media reported Friday.

The 39-year-old mother of four was arrested Thursday at her home in Sydney after she targeted the men on dating websites, Xinhua reported.

Although she received welfare benefits, she allegedly lived the high life on the proceeds from her crimes and splurged on sports cars, holidays and plastic surgery.

Three victims gave her money without even meeting her while one interstate businessman, had a sexual relationship with her.

One man was allegedly conned of AU$1.9 million($1.77 million) and the other three gave over AU$190,000($177,000), AU$58,000($54,000)and AU$12,000($11,180).

Two of the men were aged in their 60s and another two were in their 70s.

(IANS)