woman targeted victims through internet dating scam

Asians behaving badly... internet dating scam edition! Last month in Irvine, police arrested a woman accused of using internet dating sites to target Korean men then steal their property: Woman scammed Korean men she met online, Irvine police say.

According to authorities, 36-year-old Sunmee Kim used websites like Koreancupid.com to lure potential victims, accused them of physical abuse, then robbed the men while they were in custody. Kim was arrested after her fingerprints came up in a criminal database connected to incidents dating back to 2009:
Police arrested Sunmee Kim, 36, on Dec. 21 on outstanding warrants issued from both counties.

Kim was arrested a week after falsely reporting, under a stolen identity, that she was the victim of domestic violence, according to a police news release.

Kim used the report to remove the victim, a 44-year old Irvine businessman she had met on Koreancupid.com, from his home. While the man was in custody, Kim robbed him, according to the release.

A detective matched her fingerprints to those found in a criminal database after becoming suspicious of inconsistencies in her report.
Kim has been connected to at least six cases, but detectives believe there are more victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sean-Paul Crawford at (949) 724-7249 or scrawford@cityofirvine.org.

More here: Sunmee Kim Allegedly Met Korean Businessmen Online Before Pulling Off Elaborate Thefts.

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