GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A man accused of conning a woman he met on a dating site out of thousands of dollars appeared in court on Wednesday.
According to Gwinnett County Police, John Martin Hill, 34, met an Alpharetta woman on Match.com and convinced her that they were in love, swindling her out of more than $80,000 just a week later.
Hill told the victim he was a millionaire, but needed some cash to put down on a home they planned to buy together. Once the victim wrote Hill two large checks, police said he stopped returning her calls.
Officials think Hill ran similar scams on women in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and other states. They said he has changed his name several times in the past three years.
He was arrested in late May in Franklin, Tennessee, on a fugitive warrant. Just hours after Gwinnett Police released Hill's photo, they said a woman called authorities to report his location.
Hill remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance next Tuesday.