PD: Man arrested in Wilton following dating app scheme

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A man from Nigeria has been arrested in Wilton in connection with a dating app scheme.

Olutade Gboyega was arrested when he picked up a box of cash that had been shipped to a vacant house in Wilton.

Police said it is part of a dating scam where someone online earns your trust and convinces you to send cash.

Authorities said the box stuffed with $23,000 came from Mississippi.

Gboyega is here on a work visa.

He is out on a $50,000 bond.

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