He told her he was an Army lieutenant serving in Afghanistan and would be retiring soon. The two sent instant messages back and forth for more than a month when, at the end of November, Glen wrote to say that he had been shot in the leg and needed medicine.“I don’t know (anything) about the military,” Lisa said. After she finally agreed to help, Glen instructed Lisa to send the money to an agent in Nigeria, where all military money is sent, he explained.“I didn’t know (any) better,” Lisa said.“I believed him.”One month later, Glen needed Lisa’s help again – this time, 0 for pain medication.
Despite his repeated requests for money, Lisa says she continued to correspond with Glen and even opened a bank account for him for when he returned home because he promised he would be with her in North Carolina.
She deposited $25 but closed the account after the bank detected fraudulent activity, she said.
Then, in June, Lisa says Glen somehow got her bank information.
When she questioned him, he explained, “I’ve got my ways,” and told her to check her account.
There, she found $6,000, which didn’t belong to her.