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Phony Casanova is nabbed on Valentine’s Day

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Authorities in Santa Clarita have arrested a man they say used popular dating websites to woo women, gain their trust and then rob them.

Jeffrey Elvington, 39, of Saugus was arrested Thursday, according to a statement from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, which alleged that Elvington admitted that over the past two years “he used various scams” to seduce several women on dating websites such as Match.com.

After winning their trust, he would steal their property, including credit card information that he used to buy expensive electronics he later sold, authorities said.

Elvington conned at least five women by pretending to have different professions, including chef, military serviceman and private investigator, authorities said. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying other victims. Anyone with information about the Elvington case is urged to call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.

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