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American stranded in Ukraine in online dating scam
MSNBC ^ | November 16, 2011 | Maria Danilova

Posted on 11/16/2011 9:42:13 PM PST by Altariel

KIEV, Ukraine — The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor traveled to Ukraine looking for love. He ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter — the victim of an Internet dating scam.

Social workers were stunned to find Cary Dolego, 53, sitting on a city street last Wednesday, behaving strangely and suffering from pneumonia.

Dolego, who ran for Arizona governor just last year, had traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. He says he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, went to her hometown of Chernivtsi.

She never showed up.

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TOPICS: US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: american; crazyman; dating; hescrazy; napl; ukraine
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 9:42:14 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Whoops. That’s the comments link.

Correct link is here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45329512


2 posted on 11/16/2011 9:43:07 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Altariel

ok.... why is this kind of funny to me?

Not that he’s ill. The circumstance is what I find humorous.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 9:45:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Altariel; Lazamataz
Thanks Altariel.

When mail-order brides go postage due...

Laz, a word to the wise:

You have to find her to hit it.

Cheers!

4 posted on 11/16/2011 9:46:10 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: GeronL

Brings new meaning to “Buy American.”


5 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:22 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

I dunno, I still kind of like the Korean model and Filipina styling.... but I hear the Russians are rough handling. Probably a good idea to test drive and kick the tires before committing though.

lol.

... I think I just offended myself, but I’m not sure.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 9:51:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL; windcliff

Do you mean circumstances such as being screwed without being screwed.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 9:57:25 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Going from being a fringe candidate for Governor to being stuck in a foreign country must really stink. Did he not buy a round trip ticket? Whats the story here?


8 posted on 11/16/2011 10:00:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Altariel

He is a former Green Party write-in candidate for the 2010 Arizona governor’s race.


9 posted on 11/16/2011 10:01:00 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Is this his singles page at MeetUp?

http://www.meetup.com/Singlesingilbert/members/7155616/


10 posted on 11/16/2011 10:04:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Altariel
“The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor...”

“THE”? Arizona's never had any others?

11 posted on 11/16/2011 10:04:16 PM PST by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Altariel

All the write-in’s together recieved 0.02% of the vote last year. Just 362 votes.

I am sure he made an impact. lol.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 10:07:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: paudio

The Green Party candidate was Larry Gist and he recieved 16,000+ votes, slightly less than 1%.

This write-in guy didn’t even deserve a mention, lol.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 10:09:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

His run for gov. sounds like he was trying to impress the wimmin and nothing more.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 10:10:43 PM PST by Loud Mime (The Enemy Within is the greatest enemy)
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To: Loud Mime

Write in candidacies are almost always a joke, except for Senator Murkowski who had mega bucks and a lot of special interests who owed her.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 10:13:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Altariel

Whew.....

Thanks for the heads up.

As soon as my Nigerian money comes in, I was going to ‘stick it to ‘em’ and go to Russia to pick up a bride.

I didn’t realize I had so many relatives scattered around the world that just up and died and left me a bunch of money which I am obediently sitting here waiting for.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 10:13:43 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Loud Mime

didn’t seem to impress any women... did it?


17 posted on 11/16/2011 10:13:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: xrmusn

lol.

Reminds me of the posts Lowbridge used to do. Baiting the scammers. They were hilarious. He got them to do all kinds of crazy things.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 10:15:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Altariel

Wouldn’t it have been easier and cheaper to do a M4F Craigslist search?


19 posted on 11/16/2011 10:15:14 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Altariel

Ukraine is notorious for the Lugansk scams. If you’re going to meet a foreign woman, be careful. Some of them are gold-diggers and will leave you ruined!


20 posted on 11/16/2011 10:17:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GeronL

You don’t know for a fact if its fat Yuri sitting on the other end. On the Internet you can be any one. And if they fall in love with you without ever having met you first, let that register on BS Radar Detector. Its impossible to love someone you don’t even know. Take it from a lonely-heart here.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 10:20:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Altariel
The story stinks. No round trip ticket. This liberal probably wanted someone to bail his sorry butt out or maybe thought the government would pay for his bad decisions...oh gee, doesn't Obama do this already for the big boys? I thought when one bought a plane ticket into a foreign country it had to be a round trip ticket?
22 posted on 11/16/2011 10:24:17 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Altariel

And to think I wasted my vote on this Bozo...


23 posted on 11/16/2011 10:24:25 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: GeronL

He went to Ukraine on an engineering contract. Someone hacked the account of the woman he took an interest in and they fleeced him. East European and Russian women can be stunning looking... but when dating any one, exercise due diligence.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 10:25:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: vetvetdoug

Right... every one wants to be happy and find their perfect love. They get disappointed when its not like they imagined it.


25 posted on 11/16/2011 10:27:24 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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26 posted on 11/16/2011 10:33:59 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREHEE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Altariel

“Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my my my my my my my my my my my my mind”


27 posted on 11/16/2011 10:34:09 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

That first verse COULD be taken literally too.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 10:40:16 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: HerrBlucher
“Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
and when I came to my wallet was emptied out.
29 posted on 11/16/2011 10:42:58 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: GeronL

Looks like it is.


30 posted on 11/16/2011 10:48:01 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Altariel
Imagine if this moron had become a governor. Wow. Broke and in a foreign country -- note to self, do not go to foreign lands when destitute.

How the heck did he imagine he would provide this woman a decent home?

31 posted on 11/16/2011 10:58:11 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: xrmusn

One of my clients met a gal from Russia on line, learned Russian, spent 5 weeks over there, brought her back and they were married. She’s very pretty and smart but drinks a LOT and spends a whole lot of money-like a kid in a candy store. He misdirected an email to her to me and it would appear that all is not newly wedded bliss. Pretty funny.


32 posted on 11/16/2011 11:00:11 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t think providing her a decent home was among his intentions.


33 posted on 11/16/2011 11:03:35 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: GeronL

He looks like Pvt. Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket.


34 posted on 11/16/2011 11:37:32 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: goldstategop

“If you’re going to meet a foreign woman, be careful. Some of them are gold-diggers and will leave you ruined!”

A customer of mine went to Eastern Europe when it opened up. He did some investing in real estate and met a local beauty and married her.

A year or so went by and he began to feel ill and developed some odd symptoms. After a lot of testing his doctor informed him that he was being poisoned. It was something radioactive or a heavy metal, I forget exactly what. The doctor advised him to leave the country as someone was trying to kill him since it wasn’t a poison you could accidentally ingest.

It turned out to be his wife and her old boyfriend, who had access to the poison at his job. They intended to kill John so that she would inherit the buildings he owned.

He took his doctor’s advice and split for California with his young daughter in tow. A few months later he got a phone call from his wife who announced that she was in Los Angeles for a couple of days and wanted to apologize to him and to see their daughter before she returned to Europe.

John agreed to this. He took his daughter to an office building near LAX and took the elevator up. When he got off on the right floor he noticed that the offices were being renovated and looked empty. His wife and two large dudes came around a corner, tied him up and left with the daughter. But at least he’s still alive, although the effects of the poison still linger.


35 posted on 11/16/2011 11:41:56 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Pelham

could be the plot to a movie

I’ve worked overseas a bit. the key to getting through unscathed is... keep it in your pants


36 posted on 11/17/2011 12:09:23 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Altariel; Slings and Arrows
KIEV, Ukraine — The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor traveled to Ukraine looking for love. He ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter — the victim of an Internet dating scam. ...

... She never showed up.

I'm shocked; SHOCKED, I tell you!!!

We need to start a fund raising effort on Twitter and Facebook to collect money to find her! I know a very good, honest gentleman in Nigeria with worldwide connections, who is very good at finding lost heirs, missing account holders, etc. I'm sure that for small commission he'd be willing to help.

We'll just need a few thousand in earnest money for me to get him started. To expedite matters, just email me all your accounts information, Social Security numbers, bank pass codes, ....

37 posted on 11/17/2011 12:16:59 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Altariel; Lazamataz

Decent home?

More likely he was planning on them moving into her parents’ basement, after his parents moved their trailer to a different park while he was at a protest.


38 posted on 11/17/2011 12:25:10 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Altariel

OH NO !! Does this mean that ships will still sink and airplanes will continue to break apart when they crash??


39 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:44 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Altariel

He’s 53 and thought a 29-year-old girl would fall madly in love with him at first sight. If there’s a word that exceeds pathetic, that would be my description of him.


40 posted on 11/17/2011 1:18:45 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I was about 37 when I realized that I was not a babe magnet anymore. (Well - I knew it all along I guess, but one can still hope!)

Christmas shopping with my two little girl babies in the stroller. The cute young check-out girl waves me over to her register and I no-doubt sucked in my gut a bit. She looks at my two beautiful girls and says “Oh how adorable - are you their Grandfather?”. Sigh...

I tried to warn my brother-in-law about his Eastern European babe that he met on-line. (Probably a guy anyway!) Even after trading photographs of each other she still wanted to meet him. (She was a knockout 20-something prone to wearing skimpy swimwear and underwear, BIL was a 48 year old guy and 150 lbs overweight).

But no - they were in love. Well, until she said she had made plane reservations, but there was a snafu at her bank, and in order to get the cheapest fare she needed to buy it by the next day and can you wire over $1200 and I’ll send you a check because the airline doesn’t take checks....

Luckily he got all mad at “her” and said he couldn’t believe she would take advantage of him like that, and that’s it “I’m breaking up with her...” (He STILL didn’t get it!)


41 posted on 11/17/2011 1:33:29 AM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: Altariel

Well, once in a while love conquers all! (yum)

42 posted on 11/17/2011 2:07:18 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: goldstategop

Hmm, what kind of engineering project would a former green party write-in do? Compost toilets?


43 posted on 11/17/2011 2:10:37 AM PST by chorizo2
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To: Altariel

No money?

What was he going to do if she actually had showed up?

Take out a loan from her to pay for the wedding?


44 posted on 11/17/2011 2:39:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Altariel

She’s a 29 year old doctor. He is a 53 year-old undergrad (Organizational Studies!) who has been twice divorced. Ain’t gonna work.


45 posted on 11/17/2011 3:44:01 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Altariel

“Gee, Peggy. I didn’t know what I was going to find...but I sure didn’t expect you to have a beard!”


46 posted on 11/17/2011 3:49:14 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Altariel

Yulia? “My” Yulia is in a Ukraine jail. Sigh.


47 posted on 11/17/2011 3:49:55 AM PST by Does so ("Drill-Baby-Drill" is NOT a new Government entitlement for "Free Dentistry".)
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To: Altariel

Good. We need less morons here.


48 posted on 11/17/2011 3:55:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Grams A

I know someone who brought one here and she was turning tricks while he was at work.


49 posted on 11/17/2011 3:56:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Kevin in California

You gotta be cateful with craigslist from what i’ve heard. Go to a meetingg and you could end up homeless in some foreign country


50 posted on 11/17/2011 4:13:32 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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