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Erie man pleads guilty to scamming woman out of $550K

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When Henry J. Corder Jr. created an online dating profile in early 2012, the 59-year-old Erie resident might have said he was looking for love.

What Corder really wanted, federal authorities said, was money.

He found lots of it.

Over three years, from February 2012 to April 2015, Corder scammed a Massachusetts woman he met on an online dating site out of $550,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Corder, now 67, pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Erie to two of the seven charges included in an indictment issued in May 2017. He will be sentenced on Oct. 4 before Senior U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone, who…

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