A fraudster who used pictures of attractive young women on dating sites to trick lonely men into giving her more than $25, 000 has been jailed. Kerryann Williams used pictures of different people whenever she set up a new dating profile and then contacted single men who were looking for love. She even duped the same old man on four separate times into giving her a total of $7, 000.
The persuaded the men to give her money or send her mobile phones for her to use after she spun them a tale about why she needed the help. She would avoid actually meeting her victims and through this system managed to con 19 men out of more than $25, 000. Williams would gain their sympathy by claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse and needed help.
She told one she would be his caregiver but each time he handed over money, she stopped messaging him and set up a new profile before going through the scam again, Portsmouth Crown Court heard. Williams used Plenty of Fish, Tagged. com, Hi5.
com and Facebook to carry out her frauds. She would tell victims she would come by train to see them, but then claimed there were engineering problems, delays, or a crisis that meant she could no longer travel. Eventually, one victim hired a private investigator while another got in touch with the police.
Obese fraudster jailed after posing as attractive women on dating sites to con single men out of thousands — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) Once caught, Williams admitted to two counts of fraud by false representation. Recorder Nicolas Gerasimidis jailed her for two years, describing her frauds as “carefully executed offenses. ” He said: “These were, in my judgment, mean offenses.
” “You knew perfectly well what you were doing. These were carefully planned, carefully executed offenses. ” “The lies were spun, woven, in a way which caused your victims to believe what was being said to them.
” Speaking after Williams was jailed, the victim said: “I’ve had a nervous breakdown due to what she put me through. ” During the fraud, he traveled to give Williams nine phones after she begged him for them. He never met her but gave the handsets to other people on her behalf.
The man, who suffers from asbestosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, is still paying the bills for the phones. He added: “I did get visits from two debt collectors from the phone company. ” “I don’t think there’s a remote chance I’ll get my money back but I’m satisfied with the two years — she deserved that.
” Another victim, aged 76, sent her two phones and was conned out of $5, 800, believing he was speaking to a woman called Tara Smith. He became suspicious and hired a private investigator, while police were already investigating the case. Earlier this month on a dating app, and she tried to get in as many song lyric puns as possible before he acknowledged what he had done.
And to scam lonely woman out of their life savings was ordered to repay more than $240, 000..