More victims possible in Milton couple’s scam

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By Lorrie Kinkade

Kentucky State Police are investigating claims that additional men may have fallen victim to a “companionship” scam allegedly committed by a Milton couple.

Angela M. True, 32, and her husband, George Michael True, 33, were arrested in September and charged with felony theft after a Shepherdsville, Ky., man claimed the pair scammed him out of more than $200,000.

The victim told police he met Angela True in early 2008. Eventually, he said, True propsed marriage to him, at which time he divorced his wife to be with her.

He told investigators that True requested he purchase a home in Florida for them and, beginning in May 2008, he gave her more than $200,000 cash toward the purchase of the house, which Angela True said belonged to her mother.

Over the course of the relationship, True allowed the victim in her Again Way home in Milton, where he was introduced to her brother. He later identified True’s husband, George, as the “brother.”

Investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for the couple’s home, where they located $165,507 in cash, bundled in bands matching the victim’s bank, with dates coinciding the withdrawls the victim had made. Additionally, it was discovered Angela True had purchased a new Kia automobile and her husband had licensed a 2006 Honda motorcycle in his name. There were no liens found on either vehicle.

KSP investigator Vic Hubbuch said his agency is looking into claims that the couple may have attempted additional “companionship” scams on other men.

“We are investigating a similar complaint that occurred within the last year,” Hubbuch said. “There may be at least one additional victim, but it is possible there are even more.”

The couple is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7 on the original charges.