Ohio couple involved in dating service scam

August 6th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Toledo, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kevin Zunk and Tonya Blaze of Toledo have been indicted in Ohio for extorting more than $10,000 from unsuspecting victims in a dating service scam.

According to the police, the couple managed to extort money from more than seven people after threatening to report them to the police. According to the police, the couple always managed to trick their victims to send explicit sexual messages and pictures to a phone number that the couple first send to the victims.

After the message was sent, then the couple used to threaten their victims that they will send the message to the police because the sexually explicit message was sent to their 11-year-old son. With that threat, the couple managed to extort money from the victims. Police say the couple managed to extort money from a total of seven people who fell victims to the couple’s trick.

Police say the couple always used an unnamed dating service to lure the victims. It is not known how many people fell fray to their trick, but at least seven people paid up.

But an attorney who is defending Kevin declined to comment on the issue but Tonya’s attorney is not yet known. In fact, court records show that Tonya has no attorney as of now.

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