Fraudster who posed as millionaire on dating website persuades women to give him $250,000 by promising to marry them
A con man was arrested on a charge of fraud after being accused of persuading women to give them their cash, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 32-year-old Tahmoor Khan of Bradford, has been sentenced to serve eight and a half years in prison after being found guilty of fraud.
According to the criminal complaint, Khan defrauded two women of over $250,000. His intentions towards both women were calculated and dishonest from the outset, the court heard.
Khan met the women on an online dating site.
He pursued both women at the same time, and led both of them to believe that he was a millionaire businessman who was serious in his intention to marry.
He told them that his assets had been temporarily frozen by the government due to a money laundering investigation, and he urgently needed money.
They believed and trusted him, and he utterly abused that trust. His actions have not only caused his victims tremendous financial loss, but also considerable anguish.
Khan then used the money on gambling.