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Online dating service visit earns man four months in jail

A man who charged two visits to an online dating service to his roommate’s bank account was sentenced Wednesday to four months in jail and ordered to pay back $199.90.

Robert Joseph Savage, 46, said he was browsing the site when he tried the bank account number.

“I didn’t expect it to work,” he told Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins when he admitted to a charge of obtaining money by false pretenses.

The victim said she discovered the theft the next day when her bank alerted her that her account was overdrawn. Savage lived with her for six months before the incident.

Savage asked Perkins if he could have more time to make the restitution since he hasn’t worked since he arrived in Nevada from Texas almost a year ago.

Perkins ordered Savage to return to court two months after he was released to determine how the restitution would be paid.