A serial con artist accused of swindling former lovers from Georgia to California has been apprehended and faces grand-theft charges.
Trevor Thornton, 33, was known by authorities as a “criminal Casanova,” accused of working his way into the good graces of the women he dated before making off with thousands of dollars in savings.
After allegedly stealing $14,000 from his most recent girlfriend, Thornton was arrested by Broward County police on Nov. 19. Investigators said the serial scam artist had been married six times and had multiple children by different women, according to a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The women numbered so many that they formed online communities, with a YouTube video and website decrying Thornton’s alleged criminal acts and false claims. Among his biggest whoppers reported were that he owned a mansion in Atlanta and that he was a wealthy Georgia Tech graduate.
A Georgia woman anonymously posted on cheaterville.com, saying that she was married to Thornton in February 2012.
“He will con you out of money, house, car, sound mind and body. He abandons these pregnant women and his kids,” she said. “He doesn’t have a real job outside of conning women.”
An Atlanta woman, also posting anonymously, said she met Thornton through the online dating app Plenty of Fish. He told her that he was a successful banker and that his uncle was the late actor Ossie Davis.
“When I met him, he was using the alias Trevor Williams,” the second woman wrote. “He claimed it was his cover up for his ‘real’ job. I used to call him Jason Bourne.”
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