BOSTON (AP) - A married Massachusetts man is facing charges of wooing women he met online, then stealing more than $200,000 from them.
Albert Lovering, of Waltham, was indicted Tuesday on 23 counts of larceny for allegedly stealing the money from four women.
Lovering pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the larceny charges and a charge of being a common and notorious thief. Bail was set at $10,000 cash.
Lovering allegedly met the women through various dating websites, including Plentyoffish.com and the personal ads on Craigslist.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone says the 54-year-old Lovering deceived the women into believing he was romantically attached to them and "in need of financial assistance." Leone says the women lent Lovering thousands of dollars, with the expectation he would repay them, but he never did.
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