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Jail For £250k Internet Dating Con-Woman

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 at 16:26 by Matt Rhodes

A 22 year old Newcastle woman has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of stealing over a quarter of a million pounds from unsuspecting men.
Emma Golightly (through your wallet) went on an 18 month rampage, committing 80 offences and stealing over £254,000 from men she met through newspaper lonely-hearts columns and internet dating sites.. She was charged with credit card theft and obtaining property by deception.

Most of the money went on lavish holidays, fancy motors and beauty treatments. She would lure the poor chaps in by pretending she was rich, then steal their credit cards or cheque books and shower them with gifts bought with their own money.

One victim - who should be urgently advised on the virtues of internet banking and checking your card statements regularly - agreed to marry Golightly after a 7 month relationship when she concocted a story of terminal cancer. She then took him on an £8,000 honeymoon which he also, unwittingly, paid for.

Doctors diagnosed her as having a personality disorder (an extremely rare, almost unheard of condition that causes some women to use their partners money to buy luxuries such as clothes, jewellry, shoes and Range Rovers), but the judge said the sheer volume and value of the crimes she had committed warranted a custodial sentance.

So, be careful boys. Before your next date have her checked by a credit reference agency, you know, just to be sure.

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