Israeli Tinder conman, who claimed to be son of millionaire, arrested

"Everything I thought he was, was a lie."

July 4, 2019 21:59
Israeli Tinder conman, who claimed to be son of millionaire, arrested

The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016. (photo credit: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE)

Shimon Yehuda Hayut, an alleged criminal who pretended to be the son of a millionaire to convince women to lend him large sums of money, was arrested in a joined operation of police and Interpol on June 28, Maariv reported.

Cecilie Schroder Fjellhoy, a Norwegian citizen who currently lives in London, was troubled to discover that the man she had been dating for months, Simon Leviev, hadn't paid her back a sum of $500,000 that she loaned him.

She was comfortable giving him the money because, with a private jet, a bodyguard and a secretary - he appeared to be a wealthy businessman able to repay the money. Their dates took her to Amsterdam and Oslo where she was treated to a life of luxury, indicating she was dating a man of substantial wealth.

"Everything I thought he was, was a lie," Fjellhoy told the site. "It's like you're brainwashed in a way I never believed I could be."

Maariv reported Hayut was able to leave the country in the past using a false passport and attempted to con women in Finland but was caught and sent to prison, after which he was deported.






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