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Millionaire DuPont Heir Is Gold-Dug By Web Girls

Let's pretend for a second that you are a millionaire heir to a famous fortune. You've got tons of cash to blow, so why not spend it on a hot, young (and ambitious) sugar baby? The mistress angle is so played out, but thanks to new technology, you won't even have to proposition that aspiring actress bringing you your Pellegrino at Cipriani. SeekingArrangement.com will set you up with an attractive youngster for you to pamper, but beware -- people from the Interwebs aren't like the people you meet in real life. Not only will they accept your sugar lovin', but they'll extort the living daylights out of you in the process.

This is exactly what happened to Stephen Dent, heir to the DuPont fortune. According to the New York Post, Dent willingly spent more than $200,000 on women he met on SeekingArrangement.com, but that didn't stop 22-year-old Queens, NY resient Roy Sipel from extorting an additional $40,000 from Dent back in March 2008, after finding out that the millionaire had sex with his girlfriend. Sipel was busted on larceny charges and is spending 16 months in jail. This apparently wasn't enough to scare Dent, who lives in Greenwich, CT, away from the site, because he went back and ended up getting extorted again, this time by an Ohio couple for $100,000, who were busted this March.

Although this all played out thanks to a social-networking site, the classic gold-digger extortion play is the oldest trick in the book. Next time, maybe Dent will hit Craigslist for his trysts -- we've heard that people are much more responsible on that site. [From: New York Post , via Gawker]

Tags: crime, extortion, onlinedating, scam, scams, seekingarrangement.com, top

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