A Seattle woman wanted for bilking more than $350,000 from an Arizona man she met online was recently arrested by U.S. Marshals at a Kennewick apartment complex.
Donisha S. Pitchford is being held on a felony warrant for theft of property over $25,000, said a release from the U.S. Marshals. The federal agency and others in multiple states have searched for her since late November.
Pitchford and her victim reportedly communicated online through a dating site for some time when the man arranged to have her fly to Tucson, Ariz., from Seattle to meet in person.
“It was during that visit that things got a little ‘expensive’ for the victim and Pitchford allegedly went on the run,” the release said.
It was after deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department developed information that Pitchford was back in Washington state after stops in Sacramento, Calif., and Miami, Fla., that they were able to close in on her and make an arrest.