UT Police is asking for the public's help after being notified of a relationship money scam at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
A female identifying herself as "Tina Millis" befriended an older male patient, inventing stories of needing investors for a non-existent business, and needing financial help for getting back on her feet, to pay for medical expenses, and to pay for transportation and furniture, among other things.
Millis pretended to be a grieving wife of a severely sick patient. Millis developed a friendship with the male patient and soon after told him her "husband" had died. Millis used her husband's death as a catalyst for requesting financial assistance from the patient.
She was able to secure thousands of dollars from the patient before a family member became suspicious and inquired more about Millis. UT Police learned that the suspect is a known scam artist with online sites created by family members of other victims dedicated to warning others.
Known aliases include Tina Millis, Tina Steven, Tina Marks, Nina Marks, Tina Steve, Tina Costello and Tina Adams.
If you know anything about this case, you're asked to contact UT Police immediately at 713-792-2890.