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Man repays Glastonbury woman, gets probation in dating app scam | Crime & Courts

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Man repays Glastonbury woman, gets probation in dating app scam | Crime & Courts

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A Massachusetts man accused of involvement in a scheme in which a Glastonbury woman was defrauded of $18,750 through an online dating app has paid full restitution and been admitted to a program that can lead to dismissal of the larceny charge he is facing, his lawyer said.

A similar charge against the man’s wife was dropped, according to lawyer Salvatore Bonanno, who represented both of them.

Both the husband, Ricardo L. Escobar Viviescas, 37, who has listed addresses in Malden, Lowell, and Revere, Massachusetts, and wife, Carmen Viviana Perez Uribe, who is in her mid-30s and has listed a Lowell address, were charged with felony counts of second-degree larceny.

Escobar, as the husband is commonly known, has been admitted to Connecticut’s accelerated rehabilitation program, Bonanno said.

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