Manchester Based; Adewale Adewole, 31, a Nigerian immigrant, scammed women by falsely claiming to be an army captain who ran an orphanage in Africa.

Manchester Based; Adewale Adewole, 31, a Nigerian immigrant, duped his victims after falsely claiming to be an army captain who ran an orphanage in Africa.

• Adewale Adewole, 31, has been jailed after admitting four charges of fraud

• He falsely claimed to be an army captain who ran an African orphanage

• Claimed to be called Timmy Francis and his motto was: ‘To live and love’

•But the pictures he used on his fake Match.com profiles were of a Royal Marine called Joshua McGowan

•Four women who fell for his scam sent cash and paid hotel bills after he claimed he was robbed

•When they stopped giving him money, they never heard from him again

•Adewole admitted to using Match.com allegedly to con four women out of nearly £100,000 at Manchester Crown Court

•But he had denied full responsibility and ran a ‘trial of issue’

•Sentencing Adewole to four years in jail, Judge David Stockdale said he was satisfied the defendant had played a ‘leading role’ in the con
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The women sent him cash and paid his hotel bills thinking they were bailing out their suitor – only for him to divert the money into the bank account of his wife who shared his home with their two children in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

Manchester Crown Court heard yesterday that Adewole, a father of three, also splashed out on iPads, TVs and designer clothes.

Police who investigated the scam discovered the women had tried to meet up with him but he always stood them up. Read the full report here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2862057/Lonely-hearts-conman-scammed-women-100-000-posing-Royal-Marine-needed-money-African-orphanage.html

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