SGT Steve Lopez is now going by the name SGT Robert Lopez
I first encountered Robert Lopez on a gay website called adam4adam on
July 20,2015. We chatted back and forth that morning. After a
couple of hours chatting he ask me to set up a Gmail email account
which I did. He said since he was in the military it was easier for
him to chat with me on a chat site called hangouts. I set up the
account and we started chatting. On July 21st I received an email
Hello David thank you so very much for your respond ...I am very
happy to read from you as well....I like traveling as well and i
have travel around the world ... as you know i am Robert Lopez
native Spanish born in America.......I am one and only child for
my parents i was born and grow up in Ft Leavenworth KS in a military
family where my mum is a head teacher and dad work in the medical
field of the Army and later work with UN......I am now E9 Staff
Sargent a leader of my squad working in the senior management of the
army currently on my service in Afghanistan but will be back home
for good in few weeks time........I relocated to Paradise Texas some
years ago after my parents passed away now i left all alone no
friends no family have been in a relationship for 12 years but lost
my partner 3 years ago to brain cancer ... Everyday work is my
priority i was born to serve my country and i love my job even
thought is dangerous here but love it and i am always
safe.........My dear you are
a very nice looking man to be with i am single looking for a
dream man to be with .......Well honesty is the key to success i am
very calm honest caring and kind person ....I am easy to go along
with very decent with good sense of honor i never lie because i
have no reason to lie to any one,,
All i need is someone to love and be loved someone to trust and be
trusted some one to have faith on and knows that he is there for me
to talk to in the days of good and bad .... I have been single for
years now but seeking for Someone special to capture my heart and
knows how to handle his partner....
I like people who are honest serious and caring,I dislike people who
are dishonest those that take others for granted ,I like sports such
as swimming Tennis and running ..... My hobbies are camping
traveling biking fishing cooking reading and walking .... I like
watching moves going to the theater play cards love to walk with my
special one in the evenings and etc..
I really like you and would love to get to know you more .....Hope
this tell you allot about me and you will tell me more about your
family and what you are looking for.....
Will end here county on the minute to read from you soon..
Kiss and hugs
On July 22nd I ask Robert to send some pictures of him which he sent
7 of them. I had no reason at that point to believe him. I guess I
was taken away by his charming personality. On July 24th Robert said
he needed to talk to me that in 2013 while serving in Afghanistan he
had found 550 KG of gold out in the brush while on patrol and Chris
from the United Nations had taken the
gold and it was stored in a warehouse in Accra, Ghana.
He explained to me he needed me to wire $1200.00 by Western Union to
Benjamin Kofi Apeletey 1183 Achimota Market in Accra, Ghana.
233 243919033 is his phone number.
The $1200.00 was to be used to
prepare legal documents so the gold could be legally shipped out of
Ghana to me in Richland Hills, TX.
On July 31st I wired the money to Mr. Apeletey and on August 2nd I
received the documents. On August 1st Robert Lopez said I needed to
wire an additional $6200.00
to pay for storage fee's and the gold
would be shipped. I refused and further in to the conversation he
kept getting angry to the point of having me killed. Having served
in the military myself I kept asking him questions which he could
not provide answers. I told him under no circumstances was I sending
$6200.00 dollars to Ghana and later that night during chat he said
Chris Marc had worked out an arrangement and all we needed was
which I still refused. Mr. Lopez further into the
conversation ask me to send to him a IPHONE 6 PLUS
and other items
he wanted me to send so he could give children in an orphanage gifts
before he was discharged from the Army. I refused and once again he
got very mad and started calling me all sorts of names.
He went back and forth with me to the point of begging me to honor
his request until I finally said I had enough of him on August 6th.
When I confronted him about all his lies he as dropped all
communication. These are three emails Robert Lopez is using
He started communicating again on August 9,2015 requesting $1100.00 for an airline ticket
from Afghanistan to Dallas/Fort Worth. I have refused and his emails are coming quite violent in nature.