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Woman accused of posing as military member as part of a scam

Investigators said Jo Ann Burkey scammed the victim out of more than $7,000.

PITT COUNTY, N.C. — Editor's note: The attached video is from a February 2020 story about a woman who was a victim in an online dating scam. 

Law enforcement in North Carolina arrested a woman who they say posed as a member of the military and scammed a person out of more than $7,000. 

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office received a report that the victim met a woman on an online dating site who said she needed money to ship her belongings home from overseas. 

Investigators found out the woman was using a fake name and identified her as a 63-year-old woman from Greensburg, Pennsylvania. 

Multiple fraud-related charges were filed against the suspect, 63-year-old Jo Ann Burkey, and she was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond.