Using only a laptop, his wiles, and his ex-wife's Souderton address, Paul S. Krueger, who is homeless, managed to scam more than $100,000 from 13 victims by posing as a successful music producer seeking partners on the dating Web site MillionaireMatch.com, authorities said today.
Krueger was arrested yesterday in Harrah's Atlantic City, one of a string of casinos where he parlayed his ill-gotten gains into a high-roller's comped rooms and meals, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said this morning. Among the scammed were a 29-year-old swimsuit model and singer from Detroit and a jewelry designer from Texas who sells her wares on QVC, authorities said.
After meeting the women through the Web site, which claims to make "it easy for the millionaires whose busy lifestyle leaves little time to meet people conventionally," Krueger would say he was a Grammy award-nominated music producer with more than 20 years of industry experience who needed investors for a new enterprise, authorities said. He would provide spreadsheets and other data to document his alleged success, they said.
"Homeless with a laptop gives you tremendous access to the outside world," Ferman said.
Once the supposed investment money was mailed to Souderton and deposited in Krueger's account, he would break off contact with the women, Ferman said.