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" Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? "
Carrie felt her heart flutter when they embraced.
Time after time Carrie was warned about online dating. Her friends had some bad experiences, but she threw all caution aside.
She was alone and lonely. Oh, she'd tried dating some of the locals but couldn't connect emotionally with anyone.
Carrie had just reached her thirty-fifth birthday and was fully aware that her biological clock was ticking away. Otherwise, she'd been more careful about meeting a stranger online. She'd always had a level head and never did anything without thinking it through. But " James was different " she thought. He was very caring and attentive, flooding her with compliments, telling her that he felt a connection the first time he saw her picture online. He told her that she was so beautiful and knew she was the one he'd been searching for his entire life. He was forty-two and had never been married.
Carrie came from a wealthy family who spoiled their only child. She'd gone to the best schools, vacationed abroad on summer vacations. She worked in the office at her father's oil company in Lawrenceville, Il., near the Wabash river.
James claimed to live in Miami, Fl. and worked at a national park, a job he hated. He asked Carrie if he could come see her and she said " yes " Carrie talked with her father about meeting him and how they had talked about so many things, including the fact that he hated his job. John told her that they would meet him and see how they felt about him, possibly if things worked out between them he'd have a position for him in their company.
James arrived on a Sunday evening in a small private plane. Carrie felt her heart flutter when they embraced for the first time.
James was tall, lean and handsome with thick brown hair.
Carrie was tall and slim with naturally wavy blond hair that cascaded down her back. She was beautiful and carried herself with poise and dignity.
James told Carrie that he was going to look for work so he could be close to her. She told him that she and her dad had talked about him having a position with their oil company. He pretended to be surprised and quickly agreed to give it a try.
Her family liked him from day-one. He seemed so level headed and his eye's told them he loved their daughter.
He found an apartment close to the company office and appeared to enjoy learning about the oil business.
Carrie's father, John really liked him and her mother, Rose thought he was a great catch.
Little did they suspect that he had clear intentions of conning them out of money. " The more, the better " He thought.
He wined and dined her, never allowing her or her family close enough to see how deceptive he really was.
After a few weeks he approached Carrie about buying stock in the business. She talked with her dad and he was willing, after all he thought, " He was going to be his son-in-law soon. " James confessed that he was short on cash but would quickly repay the loan if she could loan him some money.
He opened a bank account and Carrie deposited one hundred thousand dollars in his account.
It was a Thursday evening and he'd made reservations at a nice supper club. They enjoyed a delicious meal and danced late into Friday morning. They ended the evening at Carrie's apartment. He held her in his arms and kissed her passionately, moving her toward the bedroom. She stopped abruptly and looked deeply into his eye's and asked, " Will you still love me tomorrow? " His lying lips filled her lips with deep passion as she closed the bedroom door.
He left her apartment the next morning and went to his apartment and quickly packed his belongings, then called his buddy Ken to be at the airport with his small plane. He then went to work. At ten o'clock he said he had an errand to run and went to the bank, withdrawing the money. His buddy, Ken was waiting for him. He returned the rented car at the airport, and they took off, both laughing, secure they had pulled off the perfect con.
James had lied about living in Miami. He lived in Hawaii where he and his buddy, Ken ran a small plane for hire service
They were on their way to Hawaii, flying over Miami when an electric storm hit. A bolt of lightening struck the plane's engine. They lost control and crashed, killing both on impact.
Ironically the plane was discovered in the same national park where James claimed to have worked.
Karma--" What goes around comes around......Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve. "
The $ 100.000 was found intact in James' bag in the bank's folder. The bank was notified and the money was returned. Carries' name as the depositor was the recipient.