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Published On: Wed, Jun 14th, 2017

Nigerian Woman, 24, Who Conned Lonely Men In £100,000 Dating Scam Faces Jail

Nigerian Woman, 24, Who Conned Lonely Men In £100,000 Dating Scam Faces Jail

A young woman Grace Akintaro, 24, pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud by false representation on the first day of her trial at the Woolwich crown court yesterday.

Facing jail: Grace Akintaro Tony Palmer/Square Mile News

Grace Akintaro, posed as a woman called Amanda Jenson and chatted online to seven men who believed they may have found love.

She convinced her victims to send money for travel and expenses, but she then gave excuses for pulling out of face-to-face meetings.

Co-defendant Victoria Nwogu, 22, also from Greenwich, was cleared of the frauds but appeared in the dock with Akintaro where she admitted laundering £3,490 from the scam.

For more on this story,visit  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/young-woman-24-who-conned-lonely-men-in-100000-dating-scam-faces-jail-a3563831.html

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