It's tough out there in the dating world. Bartenders are forever judging you, women only want tall dudes, and you never know who's trying to screw you over on Tinder... unless you swipe right on New York City's alleged Tinder Grifter Brandon Kiehm, who is definitely (allegedly!) out to steal from you. Kiehm, who is still awaiting trial for allegedly scamming $26,000 from two women he met on Tinder in 2015, decided to take a chance on love again and scammed $10,000 from another woman he met on Tinder, according to a complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors say Kiehm, fresh off a bust in February this year, met a woman on Tinder in June. This woman said she saw Kiehm "almost every day" and that he spent a lot of time in her apartment, according to the criminal complaint.
At some point in the relationship, Kiehm allegedly told the woman that he lost his wallet and debit cards and asked her to lend him $10,000 so he could enter a poker tournament. He allegedly promised to pay her back with a wire transfer from his bank account, but the money never showed up after the woman gave him the money. Kiehm's alleged victim also told the D.A. that she found a pair of $100 shoes he bought, along with a receipt showing he bought them with her credit card, which she hadn't given him permission to buy.
Kiehm has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. It's the latest in a series of alleged scams that have made Kiehm increasingly infamous. Two women say he relieved them of the $26,000 after meeting them on Tinder and telling them a story about needing to pay for his sister's cancer treatments. His non-Tinder grifts have included allegedly stealing the credit card information from a man whose dog he was walking and allegedly stealing his neighbor's tax refund after helping prepare his tax return.