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"The devastating explosion that killed two people and destroyed dozens of homes in the Richmond Hill neighborhood last month was the culmination of a tangled tale of greed, debt, desperation and deceit.
....He also told detectives Mark Leonard would surf online dating sites — including one called “Plenty of Fish” to seek out older, heavyset women.
Ridenour told detectives that Leonard would wine and dine them and then persuade them to give him money that he would never pay back.
Ridenour told detectives that Leonard would win the women’s confidence by dressing nicely and driving a nice car — he wanted to make the women think he had money.
After gaining their confidence, he would set the alarm on his phone and have it go off while he was talking to them.
He would pretend to hold a conversation that described him needing money to repair equipment so he could finish a good-paying job.
The women, Ridenour said, would give him money.
He’d never pay it back."