Man sentenced for online dating fraud
A man in Jönköping who lured several men into thinking he was a woman on various online dating web sites has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for serious fraud.
The man, who is transsexual, told his online contacts that he was interested in a love affair.
It is unclear from reports in local newspapers if he was living as a woman or was undergoing gender reassignment.
In total, he received money and gifts amounting to US$120,000.
In addition to his prison sentence, handed down by Jönköping's district court on Thursday, the man now stands to repay the same amount to the men he was in contact with, Swedish channel TV4 reported.