The Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post is warning residents of an online dating scam.
The perpetrator contacted two victims and sent them fraudulent checks. The perpetrator then requested money to be sent to a third-party using Bitcoin. One victim sent $3,000 and the other sent more than $9,000. Both investigations originated from a local credit union in Lake City.
State police remind people using checks they know are fraudulent could lead to criminal charges against them.