Catfished California Man Drives To Louisiana to Get Married
The term "catfish," as it applies to online dating came into the national lexicon around 2010. That's when Nev Schulman and Max Joseph released a movie (titled: "Catfish,") detailing Nev's experience with a fraudulent online relationship. Then, in 2012, MTV premiered a series with the same name hosted by Nev and Max dedicated to helping people in similar situations find who they were actually talking to.
Unfortunately, a man from California is the latest to fall victim to this con game. This unnamed love-sick denizen of the west coast drove all the way to Louisiana in order to meet and marry his dream girl. The victim had been connecting with "Rose" Williams for a while, and had sent several gifts to his beloved - including food and over a $1,000 cash. Unfortunately for Romeo, his Juliet turned out to be 48 year old James William Eaton.
James is now in the Ouachita Correctional Center being held on a $2,500 bond, he is being charged with monetary instrument abuse and theft.