A Florida man, dubbed the “Casanova Scammer,” has been sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for romance-related scams on Thursday.
Action News Jax first told you about Brian Brainard Wedgeworth in 2017. Wedgeworth scored over a million dollars by pretending to be a successful doctor on dating apps and websites between October 2016 to March 2021, according to court documents.
JUST IN: 'Casanova Scammer' Brian Wedgeworth sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for defrauding 30+ women out of $1.3 million dollars. I've been following this story since 2017, when a #Jacksonville #Florida woman bravely came forward to expose him. https://t.co/ythVPSirN3
— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) September 1, 2022
Wedgeworth pled guilty on May 19 to twenty-five counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.
Wedgeworth also admitted to causing or intending to cause a total loss of over $1.3 million to over 30 women who he victimized as a result of his scheme.
Wedgeworth’s federal prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. He will also be required to pay $1,161,325.82 in restitution.
You can read the more than 200-page document federal prosecutors used to push for his sentence here: