HOLLY HILL, Fla. – When 60-year-old Wendy Peterson saw a News 6 special report featuring another woman falling in love with an imposter who used social media photographs of veteran actor Antonio Sabato Jr. she realized that story sounded a little too familiar.

“I can’t believe it fell for it, this is pretty bad,” Peterson said.

The disabled former restaurant manager from Holly Hill said her romance with oil rig manager Gabriel Bosun evolved from friendship to a marriage proposal in just a few months.

“We were going to move to Houston,” she said. “He thought I would be a good stepmother to his daughter.”

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The relationship that started in January shifted to conversation of money and romance by the first week in May.


Ironically, Peterson never heard his voice or communicated over video like Zoom or Facetime.

Peterson said she had no idea she was being duped until…

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