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Woman from Texas Sentenced for Role in Romance Scheme in Missouri, Arkansas

A woman from Texas will spend over six years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from victims in a catfishing scheme.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Dominque Golden was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and conspiracy at the federal level.

Investigators say that Golden, along with an unknown number of accomplices, tricked people across the U.S. into giving over $2.6 million to them through dating apps, Facebook and other media sources.

After receiving the money, it was funneled through numerous bank accounts and businesses that were created illegally or fictiously.

Police estimate Golden herself received close to $1.3 million

The victims in the case were from all over the country, including Rhode Island, New York, Colorado, North Carolina and Florida, as well as Missouri and Arkansas.

Her sentence will be served concurrently with a 4 1/2 year sentence she is currently serving in Georgia for a separate crime.