Woman Wanted In New York Scam Arrested In OKC Six Years Later

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:02 pm

By: News 9

A woman who's been running from New York authorities for six years is in the Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night.

Queens County authorities say Natasha Marks is in her mid-20s. They've been looking for her since she skipped bail in 2007.

4/9/2013 Related Story: Oklahoma Authorities Catch Woman Wanted For Stealing Nearly $1 Million

In 2006, investigators say Marks bilked an 85-year-old man out of more than $850,000 by pretending to be romantically interested in the man. Instead, investigators say she emptied his bank accounts.

Sgt. Evelyn MacDougall of the Queens County District Attorney's office says that poor 85-year-old man wasn't Marks' only victim.

The scam is called the "Sweetheart Swindle." A lot of times they leave their victims devastated and without any money, no money to pay for living expenses or medical bills.

Marks will head back to New York Wednesday in handcuffs. She'll be going directly to prison.


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