American stranded in Ukraine in dating site scam

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KIEV, UA (AP) -- A former write-in candidate for Arizona governor who ended up homeless in Ukraine says he is flying back to Phoenix next week.

Cary Dolego ended up on the streets of a western Ukrainian city after a dating scam. The 53-year-old came in search of a Ukrainian bride but ran out of money. He said Thursday he will return to Phoenix thanks to a loan from the U.S. Embassy.

Social workers in Chernivtsi last week found Dolego among the homeless -- hungry, unkempt and suffering from pneumonia. Dolego had been planning to meet and settle with a Chernivtsi woman he had met online, but she never showed up.

Dolego says he plans to return to Ukraine someday to resume his search for romance.

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