Love rat ‘millionnaire’ dubbed ‘Brit Tinder Swindler’ that girls ought to keep away from
He was the good-looking eligible batchelor with designer garments and cash to burn.
And he made his “millions” by being a barrister/firm director/property developer – if any of his on-line courting profiles are something to go by. It was no marvel that wealthy, single ladies fell for Cieran McNamara’s subtle rip-off – however little did they know he was actually unemployed and residing out of a suitcase.
The 37-year-old from Coventry used completely different names to snare well-to-do ladies with footage taken in good golf golf equipment, excessive finish accommodations and swanky eating places beneath the pretence of searching for love. Dubbed the British “Tinder Swindler” he managed to trick 4 ladies into handing over £300,000 which he used to fund his lavish life-style, travelling firstclass and staying at 5 star accommodations.
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Money additionally went in direction of engaging and trapping his subsequent sufferer till his sport lastly got here to an finish.
McNamara, who additionally makes use of the names Ciaran Griffin, Christian McNamara and Myles McNamara, was jailed for seven years at Chester Crown Court earlier this week.
The love rat had beforehand pleaded responsible to 4 counts of fraud by false illustration.
He met his victims via quite a lot of completely different strategies. On some events he met them on-line, whereas on others he would prowl unique accommodations and golf equipment, with the general intention of praying on rich ladies.
After rigorously choosing his victims, he would begin relationships with them, convincing them that he was a profitable businessman with a excessive worth property portfolio throughout the UK.
To assist persuade the ladies of his wealth, he confirmed them pictures of him at mansions in London and Cheshire to substantiate his story, in addition to footage of him travelling firstclass internationally. He would additionally bombard them with presents, weekends away and costly meals.
However, what the victims didn’t know is that he was utilizing cash he had taken from different ladies to fund his life-style.
After convincing his victims that they had been in a loving relationship, he would create a pretend disaster, claiming that he was having points along with his banking and wanted to borrow cash, which he stated he would repay as quickly as attainable.
If any of the ladies questioned his motives, he would flip it on them and blame them for doubting him.
In complete, between September 1, 2022 and September 25, 2023, McNamara managed to control his 4 victims in Cheshire, Warwickshire and Hertfordshire at hand over £302,054.26.
His downfall got here after his sufferer in Cheshire realised what he was doing and reported her considerations to police.
An investigation was launched by detectives which resulted in McNarama’s arrest.
Cops raided a rented lock-up the place they recovered roughly £19,500 value of brand name new items – together with a £1,900 Burberry coat, a £400 Burberry scarf, Dubarry boots, Gucci trainers and a Ping golf set.
Enquiries to find different belongings belonging to him stay ongoing and all of the gadgets recovered can be topic to a proceeds of crime listening to.
Detective Constable Victoria Hazlewood, who led the investigation, stated: “McNamara is a serial fraudster, and I really imagine that he can not inform the distinction between actuality and fantasy.
“During our investigation, we uncovered an internet of lies with 1000’s of textual content messages which he despatched to his victims with a view to extort money to fund his lavish life-style.
“He satisfied his victims that he was a millionaire with properties throughout the nation, however in actuality, he was unemployed and residing out of suitcase.
“McNamara recognized methods he may management and manipulate his victims and all through the investigation, he has proven no regret for his actions. He actually believed that he would by no means be caught by police and that he would by no means be held accountable for his despicable behaviour.
She added: “While he is now behind bars, I have no doubt that there are other victims across the country who have been treated in the same way and I would encourage them to come forward.”
The rip-off was much like “Tinder Swindler” Simon Leviev, who posed as a jet-setting mogul to con ladies out of hundreds of thousands of kilos.
To contact Action Fraud go to www.actionfraud.police.uk or name 0300 123 2040.
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