|Loyala Surangani McCants|
The charges stem from an ongoing investigation in which she befriended a 90-year-old victim on the popular senior citizen dating site, OurTime. McCants, who is 58 years old, convinced the victim to move to Mobile from Maine on May 14, 2017. According to MPD, from May 22 to June 22, over $310,000.00 had been transferred into McCants' credit union from the victim.
MCSO was notified by Alabama Securities Commission. “I received a letter from the Alabama Securities Commission on June 20th,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran. “I immediately sent it to our white collar crimes detectives. Because of their swift and thorough investigation, we were able to make an arrest and prevent her from going after her next victim.”
At the time of McCants' arrest, she was in the process of relocating the victim to a local nursing home, while she and her family flew to Sri Lanka for a month’s stay.
While investigating this case, Detectives discovered she had also done this same crime to an elderly man in 2016. Unfortunately, that victim has passed, and no one had knowledge of the crime until our investigation.
If you feel you or someone in your family has been a victim of this type of crime, call 251-574-8633 or you may report anonymously www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/.
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MPD: Woman stole $310k from 90-year-old man