"Sweetheart Swinder" Heading To Prison

Oct 5, 2012

The Fairfield County woman authorities are calling the "Sweetheart Swindler" is headed back to prison.

69-year-old Tonya Weiss was sentenced to more than two-years yesterday for telecommunications and identity fraud.  Weiss was convicted in August of befriending wealthy older men, some of whom were ill, and stealing stealing thousands of dollars from them. Prosecutors say she met her victims in department-store parking lots and through classified ads.