Social workers were stunned to find Cary Dolego, 53, sitting on a city street last Wednesday, behaving strangely and suffering from pneumonia. The former write-in candidate for Arizona homeless dating traveled to Ukraine looking for love but ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter — the victim of an Internet dating scam.
Mr Dolego, who ran for Arizona governor just last year, had traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. He says he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, went to her hometown of Chernivtsi. With nowhere to go and no money left, Mr Dolego spent days roaming the streets of Chernivtsi along with other homeless men until he was picked up by social workers and taken to a shelter. He spoke to The Associated Press by phone on Wednesday from a hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. Was Rebecca Zahau knocked out before she died?
I was looking for a Ukrainian mate, a partner, somebody who would stay with me, be my wife,’ Mr Dolego said. All the Slavic ladies in this part of the world are absolutely delightful. A woman who acknowledges being Yulia says she had been unaware of Mr Dolego’s existence during the Internet fling. The woman, who declined to give her last name out of fear of attracting publicity, said in an interview that someone had hacked into her account on an Internet dating site and had been communicating with Mr Dolego on her behalf, charging him for those e-mails. The woman, who was contacted through a mobile phone number provided by Mr Dolego, acknowledged that the account he’d been interacting with on the site was hers.