AN ONLINE dating fraudster, who wrecked the lives of two vulnerable women after conning them out of a quarter of a million pounds, has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.Gambling addict Tahmoor Khan, 32, was told by a judge that his offending was underpinned by “sheer wickedness”.
He told one victim he was the owner of a car hire business, had a £2 million fortune and owned a Bentley.
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Prosecutor Simon Waley said Khan told the woman his intentions were to find a wife. As their relationship developed, he falsely told her he had cash flow problems with his business and asked her for money to help him, promising to pay her back.
She began to transfer funds and, said Mr Waley, “succumbed to his persuasion time and again”.