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N.J. Man Gets 17 1/2 Years In Plot To Kidnap, Kill Woman He Met Online

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A New Jersey man was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison Monday after he planned to kidnap and kill a woman he met online and went on two dates.

Federal prosecutors announced the sentence for Christopher Thieme, 36.

Authorities say the woman attempted to cut off contact with Thieme after two dates.

Prosecutors saidThieme then asked a friend for help to kidnap the woman. They say the friend called authorities, who set up a sting operation.

Investigators said Thieme told an undercover FBI agent that once the woman was kidnapped, he would empty her bank accounts and fraudulently sell off her home. He would then use those proceeds to pay for the kidnapping and murder.

Thieme, of Newton, pleaded guilty in June to attempted kidnapping and murder-for-hire.

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