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A 23-year-old Toronto-area woman is charged after a local person was defrauded of $25,000 in what Owen Sound police allege was a dating scheme.Police said in a news release Friday that the suspect “befriended an unsuspecting suitor from the area on a dating website.“Over a series of several weeks, this suspect would prey on the vulnerability and generosity of this individual. The suspect made a series of excuses which defrauded the individual out of a significant sum of money.”Police said had an employee at a local financial institution not become suspicious, “the losses could have been significantly higher.”City police arrested the Toronto-area woman Thursday. She has been charged with fraud over $5000. Her name was not immediately released.“City residents who participate on these websites are reminded to remain guarded and vigilant. If people you barely know are attempting to lure money or other financial assets from you, they are not your friends and do not have your best interest at heart!” the news release said.