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Kirkwood woman admits to helping romance scammer as ‘money mule’

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A “money mule” is someone who fraudulently gets payments on behalf of a scammer and transfers the money to them.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — An 81-year-old Kirkwood woman pleaded guilty to identity theft after being accused of acting as a “money mule” for an online romance scammer for more than six years.

Glenda Seim pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of identity theft in connection with a years-long romance scam.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming of the Eastern District of Missouri, a “money mule” is someone who fraudulently gets payments on behalf of a scammer and transfers the money to them.

According to the release, Seim started an online relationship with a…

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