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Ballarat online date becomes crime scene

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Ballarat woman 'Stephanie' wants to send a warning to anyone considereing online dating.

Last week she met up for the first time with a man through the Badoo local dating app.

He put on the charm and made plenty of compliments, but stole what little money she had on their first - and only -  date.

She wants her story to be a cautionary tale for other young women looking for companionship...

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