Dani Dyer’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence sentenced to three and a half years in prison for fraud – .

Dani Dyer’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence sentenced to three and a half years in prison for fraud – .

The boyfriend of a former Love Island winner has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for defrauding two retirees.
Sammy Kimmence, who is dating Dani Dyer, took more than £ 34,000 from two elderly men between 2016 and 2018.

The 25-year-old from Essex told the men he would invest their money in horse racing betting – but the money instead funded his own lifestyle and helped pay off his debts.

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He has pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud against Peter Martin, of Havant, Hampshire, who died last year at the age of 91, totaling almost £ 26,000, as well as a fifth charge against Peter Haynes, 81, of Okehampton, Devon, from £ 7,927.

Sentencing Kimmence in Portsmouth court, Judge Timothy Mousley QC said the fraud had been a “breach of trust”, particularly against Mr Martin who saw the accused as his friend.

He added: “You showed no remorse immediately and I do not consider any remorse to be deep. “

Prosecutor Michael Mason said Kimmence came into contact with his two victims while working in sales and administration – albeit with the title of senior trader – for a company called Equine Global Sports Limited , which would place bets on behalf of clients.

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After the company went out of business, Kimmence pretended to work for another company called S&S Trading Ltd and offered to continue making bets on behalf of his two victims.

But instead, he spent the money to pay off his overdraft, a hotel stay in Ibiza, restaurant bills and buy clothes, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Mr. Mason said: “This is a very nasty fraud against two men that Mr. Kimmence has deliberately targeted.

“He targeted them because they were old, vulnerable and somewhat isolated. It wasn’t something he migrated to, it was something he had planned. “

In a statement read to the court, Mr. Haynes, an aviation engineer and RAF veteran, said: “All the savings I have accumulated in my working life have been wiped out, my bank account says zero, I’m sick. of concern. “

Mr Mason said Kimmence visited his two victims and persuaded Mr Martin to hand over his internet banking password and bank cards.

He said of Mr. Martin: “He handed over financial control to Mr. Kimmence, it’s like the fox has the keys to the henhouse. “

A statement by Mr Martin said: “I was sometimes very stressed about the money, having given thousands of dollars to Sammy who I thought was investing it for me. “

Craig Harris, defending Kimmence, said: “He was living beyond his means, he found himself surrounded by what he saw as the glitz and glamor of the city and the financial services workers and they did. took them to Club 195, to famous nightclubs and bar establishments.

“And when the time came for him to show his willingness to engage in this type of frivolity, he did. “

The court also heard that Kimmence would indulge in alcohol and cocaine.

Mr Harris said the accused had saved £ 10,000 to reimburse his victims and intended to undergo training to become a quantity surveyor, having lost his job as a town trader due to legal proceedings against him.

Simon Clark, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wessex, said: “Kimence acted despicably when he tricked his old clients into believing he had created a new company that they could invest their money in. completely safe. “

Kimmence became a father to Ms Dyer after the birth of their son, Santiago, on January 23 of this year.

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