Worst (Best?) "Romeo Grifter" Ever Manages to Scam $250,000 From Divorcee While Living at Home With His Parents
We can't help but approve, to some extent, of Andrea Peyser's dark, servicey exclusive today: "a warning to lonely ladies of a certain age." Why? The plight of the single lady, in a nutshell. We believe in learning from the history of our fellow singles. And in the case of Thea Miller, beautiful divorcee, and John Egan, a 32-year-old prematurely gray (but what a nice, full head of hair!), pot-bellied fellow with extensive sadface passing himself as a "globetrotting NLF exec," what we can learn is: NO, NO, NO.
Clue #1 this was not going to go well:
They met on Match.com
For two years, Egan sent emails and text messages -- but no photos -- to Thea Miller, sometimes also calling her 10 times a day.
Remember, they met on Match.com.
He promised to take her to Giants football games and charity events. Each time, he'd abruptly cancel their date, claiming his mother was sick or he had a business emergency.
Clue #8-100: He used her credit cards to buy himself tickets to sports games that he did not take her to, as well as $80,000 in sports memorabilia. And pricey meals (that he also didn't take her to, considering they never met?) Oh, and diamond rings. And sapphire earrings.
Adding insult to injury:
All of the items were shipped to his parents' address -- with him often paying an extra $25 for rush shipment.
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Even worse: Egan, apparently, got married three or four years ago.
Thankfully for single and not single ladies of New York and the world: He's been busted and is now the subject of a grand-larceny investigation by the Manhattan DA's office.
But, women, please, let this be a lesson to us all. There are such things as clues, and such things as screaming air-raid sirens atop giant, crimson flags.
On a side note, never let your girlfriends put your Match.com profile together for you.
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