The victim paid for his date to fly to Alicante where she joined him in his jacuzzi but, to his surprise, would not take off her swimming costume

Dating site user who lost his wife was conned out of £50,000 by fake naturist he met online
Moira Etchells pretended she needed the money to set up a business

A Llanelli woman pretended to be a naturist to get alongside a retired businessman and con him out of £50,000, a judge has been told.

Moira Etchells, aged 45, pretended she needed the money to set up a business artificially inseminating cows and trimming horses hooves.

The victim paid for his date to fly to Alicante where she joined him in his jacuzzi but, to his surprise, would not take off her swimming costume
The victim paid for his date to fly to Alicante where she joined him in his jacuzzi but, to his surprise, would not take off her swimming costume

But she simply treated herself to a new £35,000 Land Rover and banked the rest.

Etchells, of John Street, admitted fraud. She was jailed for 18 months, suspended for two years.

Craig Jones, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court how businessman Ian Chatting-Tonks retired to Spain after a successful business career in the motor trade.

But his wife died and he searched for a new partner. He was a keen naturist and joined Naturistfriends.com, where he saw a profile posted by Etchells. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Wales Online

Original publication 12 Dec 2017

16th December 2017

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