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Byron woman finds herself in center of money scam


BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Byron woman finds herself in the center of a money scam on a popular dating website.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, a man from Minneapolis contacted Rochester police after someone used his credit card to buy 48 roses from a Rochester florist.

Investigators found that those flowers had been sent to a 56-year-old woman in Byron.

The woman said she contacted the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office after a man she was communicating with through asked her to wire $12,000 to an off-shore account.

The man had claimed to work in Alaska, but the sheriff's office said his story was made up.

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