Meet Rubbin Sarpong the New Jersey man of Ghanaian Heritage who defrauded 30 women to send him $2.1 MILLION in lonely hearts scam

New Jersey man, 35, who lied about being a soldier convinced 30 women to send him $2.1 MILLION in lonely hearts scam where one of his victims committed suicide. Federal prosecutors have charged Rubbin Sarpong, 35, of Millville, New Jersey with conspiracy to commit wire fraud

Meet Rubbin Sarpong the New Jersey man of Ghanaian Heritage who defrauded 30 women to send him $2.1 MILLION in lonely hearts scam
Rubbin Sarpong

New Jersey man, 35, who lied about being a soldier convinced 30 women to send him $2.1 MILLION in lonely hearts scam where one of his victims committed suicide. Federal prosecutors have charged Rubbin Sarpong, 35, of Millville, New Jersey with conspiracy to commit wire fraud
He appeared in court on Wednesday and asked for a public defender, saying he can't afford to hire his own attorney
Investigators said Sarpong and his accomplices set up phony profiles on Plenty of Fish, Ourtime.com and Match.com to lure lonely women into sending cash


The group posed as U.S. soldiers stationed overseas in some instances
Sarpong routinely flaunted the spoils of his crimes on Instagram and Facebook
Prosecutors said one of Sarpong's victims sent a total of $93,710 to two of his bank accounts between May 22, 2018 and June 12, 2018. She killed herself two days later, according to authorities

Federal authorities have arrested a New Jersey man who they say has conned nearly three dozen women seeking romance on dating websites out of millions, leading to one committing suicide.  

Rubbin Sarpong, 35, of Millville, New Jersey was the ring leader of the international swindling operation that tricked 30 women into sending him and his accomplices a total of $2.1 million, according to federal prosecutors.

He has been charged in federal court with a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

On Wednesday, the conniving Casanova asked a judge to assign him to a public defender, claiming he didn't have enough money to pay for an attorney, according to CBS Philly.

Sarpong's apparent real-life fiance was seen walking to the courtroom the same day.

'You better get that camera out my face,' she snapped at a local TV news crew.

Sarpong's Instagram page is filled with pictures and videos of him showing off gold jewelry, Rolex watches, fancy dinners, and stacks of money in addition to high-end clothes, top-shelf liquor and luxury cars, using hashtags like #RichN*ggaSh*t.

'LivingHighLifeStyle... Let Them Hate #RichLifeStyle,' he wrote in the caption of an August 13, 2018 photo.

A September 20, 2017 Instagram video shows a small child smoking a hookah. Sarpong said the little girl was his daughter.

'I left my daughter for one minute to use the bathroom... now look what I came back and see,' he wrote in the video caption.

She been watching me for long,' he continued. 'I guess we might as well start smoking together from now on.'