'Sweetheart Swindler' Sentenced To 32 Months For Befriending Wealthy Men, Scamming Them


UPDATED: Thursday October 4, 2012 6:15 PM

A woman was sentenced to nearly two years in prison on fraud charges.

Tonya Weiss, nicknamed the "sweetheart swindler" by police, was sentenced to 32 months in prison on five counts of telecommunications fraud and one count of identity fraud.

On Aug. 30, Weiss was found guilty on all counts in connection with befriending wealthy older men and scamming them out of large sums of money.

According to the Fairfield County Prosecutor's Office, Weiss has convictions related to fraud and theft going back to the 1960s.

She was most recently released from prison in 2009 after serving eight years for similar crimes.

The prosecutor said that Weiss defrauded elderly men while in prison at the Ohio Reformatory for Woman.

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