MACOMB DAILY -- Apr 21 -- A 62-year-old man is accused of cheating two women he met online out of thousands of dollars. Investigators say Pugh befriended two women through an Internet dating service while he was free on a $500,000 bond awaiting trial for extortion.
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Mark Brooks: I fear the press are going to start jumping on every connection they can make between online dating and 'bad apples.' I think background checks are a good idea in some ways. But do they fall short? I'll be researching the major background check providers over the coming weeks.