Four Men Guilty Of £100m Match.com Dating Scam
HOW do you know the true idenity the man of your dreams – the one you met online? The man is James Richards, aka Emmanuel Oko, aka Peter Monty Emu, aka Adewunmi Nusi and aka Chukwuka Ugwu. James Richards is a 4-for-1 deal.
The quartet of unlovelies have been jailed at Winchester Crown Court for tricking 12 lovelorn women out of nearly £250,000. The women encountered James Richards on match.com. James Richards told them he had been left a £100m inheritance in India. But he needed a quid to get access to it.
Monies were required by a solicitor, who was also fake.
One woman handed over £174,000 to the “attractive middle-aged man”.
Emmanuel Oko was given concurrent sentences of eight and four years. Peter Monty Emu was jailed for three and a half years, Adewunmi Nusi for 18 months and Chukwuka Ugwu for 46 weeks. James Richards remains at large.