London Student Guilty Of Scamming Four Men In £100,000 Fraud Gets Over Two Years In Jail


The student who was convicted of helping to scam four men out of £100,000 has been jailed for over two years.

Grace Akintaro, 24, targeted seven men through, stealing photos from someone online and pretending to be a woman named Amanda Jenson.

Between August 2014 and December 2015, Akintaro helped to scam  £104,962 out of four men, with one man handing over £46,000, and another giving money from his dead wife’s life insurance policy.

She did this by persuading the men to hand over cash for travel expenses for trips to meet them that she never took.

And having being convicted of seven counts of fraud by false representation at Woolwich Crown Court on 13th June, the 24-year-old was sentenced this week.

The London student was given two years and three months for the seven counts of fraud.

Judge Nicholas Heathcote Williams QC said: “You knew the nature of the frauds you were participating in. To speak to two victims, you had to know in good detail the story spun to each of them.”

Read more about the case here.

Simon Edmunds

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