Sweetheart Scam by Rita Tene, member of the Tene Bimbo Gypsy Clan in Las Vegas
 


Sweetheart Swindles: 

This scam often involves an elderly man who is befriended by a young woman. She convinces him she truly cares about him and implies a romantic interest. She tells him she needs money for rent, food, furniture, her business, or she needs surgery. She may swindle him out of his life savings, often causing him to file bankruptcy. This is a very common fraud among Gypsy women.

                              ~ from the San Jose Police Department 


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FRAUD ALERT

Rita Tene age 40 

Scamming the elderly in Sweetheart Swindles in the
Las Vegas, Nevada Area 

Born Rita Tene Bimbo 

DOB 12-21-1975 in Reno Nevada 


May be using multiple aliases, SSNs and date of birth.
 

This is the face of the woman who scammed $26,000 from an elderly Minnesota man.
Please read this story and consider sharing it for others to read. 
 

 I met Rita Tene at a slot machine at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in December of 2016. Rita wandered by and asked if I was winning then struck up a conversation. We played slots and video poker together (on my money) for an hour or two.

Rita told me a horribly sad story about how she was from Houston and was in Las Vegas to visit her mother, who was dying of cancer, and how she didn't have enough money to fly back to her 11 year old son in Houston.

After coming up to my room later that night, Rita convinced me to front her the money to fly home as a loan, which she promised to pay back in January when she received her Federal tax refund check.

The next day Rita came to visit me again, and we spent the day and evening together as Rita told me more of her story. She had an drug addicted abusive husband back in Houston who beat her to a pulp. Rita said she was very close to her father, who had died several years earlier and had been her guiding light. She felt lost without him.

I can't remember if it was that day or the next, but Rita confided that she felt very close to me and that I was special to her, in that in my arms she felt OK again. Eventually she decided that she loved me.

Then came the catch: she hadn't paid her December rent and was about to be evicted from her Houston apartment. Rita wanted another "loan" of $1200, but promised on her father's grave to pay me back in January when her tax refund check arrived.

One thing led to another, and Rita convinced me that we should be married but the catch this time was that in the gyspy culture, to get a divorce from her current husband the dowry paid to his parents would have to be repaid to the tune of $17,500. I bit.

Rita was then all set to fly to Minnesota to begin her life with me. Until she decides that she needed another $8,000 to take care of her dying mother and son. The light went off in my head that something wasn't right here. (A little late, yes). Investigating on the web, I found that her half sister and her mother had been previously arrested for not only pulling the exact same scam and had been convicted of murdering some of the elderly men! (See additional info on this here and here).

I cancelled Rita's already purchased plane ticket to Minnesota. As of March, Rita claims to love me but I haven't seen a dime of the money that she promised she would repay me in January. I have filed charges with my local police department and created this web page in an effort to keep anyone else from getting scammed by Rita.


Rita Tene

Rita Tene
 
February 2017 - A Test

Being a little suspicious, I dreamed up a sort of a test. I fired up an old cell phone of mine, got a new phone number with a different area code, and messaged Rita pretending to be a ficticious person named "Don". Below is the exchange of messages, and at the end is the voicemail message that Rita left the next morning. I'll let you draw your own conclusion as to Rita's character:

 
Sent to 1702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:50 PM
Message : Hey Rita remember me? We met at Caesars last month and played some video poker. Are you up for more?

Received from 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:50 PM
Message : Do I remember you....Ummmm...What's your name

Received from 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:54 PM
Message : I'm definitely up to playing....What's your name?

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:58 PM
Message : You remember my name don't you?

Received from 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:59 PM
Message : I'm trying

Received from 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:59 PM
Message : Tell me...Tell me

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:59 PM
Message : Meet me at the bank of poker machine that you were winning on

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Message : Wear something nice

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Message : Your name please

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01 AM
Message : :)

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:02 AM
Message : Tell me....And I'll be on my way

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:02 AM
Message : Or send me a picture

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:02 AM
Message : Don

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:04 AM
Message : Coming?

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:05 AM
Message : I need some company tonight

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:06 AM
Message : Yes how long are you going to be there? I'm going to be about an hour

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:06 AM
Message : hour and a half is that OK? Gonna get ready

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:07 AM
Message : Works for me. Wear something nice

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:08 AM
Message : I will be there.... About an hour and a half

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:18 AM
Message : Can't make it tonight text me tomorrow how long are you staying?

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:19 AM
Message : Leaving tomorrow was looking for some fun tonight

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:20 AM
Message : What time are you leaving

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:20 AM
Message : Wanna see you tomorrow....

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:20 AM
Message : Have no sitter for my mom

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:21 AM
Message : Not leaving until 2 pm

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:22 AM
Message : See you tomorrow

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:22 AM
Message : When?

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:23 AM
Message : In the morning I'll still were something nice

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:23 AM
Message : Save yourself for me

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:24 AM
Message : Now you're talking my language

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:24 AM
Message : See you in the morning

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:25 AM
Message : Augustus Tower 28107 - come up and wake me up

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:26 AM
Message : Will do

Sent to 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:27 AM
Message : I will be looking forward to it

Received from 702888XXXX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:27 AM
Message : Goodnight sweetie


Voicemail left the following morning by Rita Tene:  Click to listen

 
   
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