By: KDKA-TV News Staff

GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A local woman is facing charges in North Carolina for allegedly trying to scam a man out of thousands of dollars.

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says Jo Ann Burkey of Greensburg met the victim on a dating website.

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She then told the victim she was a member of the military and needed $7,500 to ship her belongings back home from overseas.

He gave her the money and then went to the police.

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Burkey surrendered to police and is out on a $25,000 unsecured bond.