A Tinder swindler who conned a millionairess out of just about £150,000 claims he hasn’t paid her her again but as a result of he cannot entry his Bitcoin fortune.
Richard Dexter, 38, was jailed for 4 and a half years after he tricked sufferer Amrita Sebastian into believing he was a ‘profitable businessman’, having met her on the relationship app Tinder.
The suave conman from Portsmouth, Hampshire, boasted of being value £6.8million, having ‘personal jets’, being ‘concerned in Hollywood studios’, and shopping for a scorching air balloon ‘simply because he might’.
Richard Dexter (above), 38, was jailed for 4 and a half years after he tricked sufferer Amrita Sebastian
Duping the Dubai-based millionairess into sending him £141,500, Dexter claimed he had £4.2million tied up in investments – however in actuality there was simply 37p within the account which wasn’t even his.
Two months in the past, when he was jailed, he insisted he might pay Dubai-based government Miss Sebastian again ‘inside a day’ alleging he had ‘£200,000’ in a Bitcoin pockets.
However a listening to at Portsmouth Crown Court docket was advised Dexter hasn’t paid again something and has ‘not been participating’ with the method.
Dexter claimed he has ‘no entry’ to the obvious Bitcoin pockets and insisted ‘I’ve acquired nothing extra to present’ until the courtroom wished to grab a doughnut store he arrange.
‘I’ve no entry to it… I’ve acquired no entry to any of my data or gadgets’, he advised the courtroom.
He added that Bitcoin ‘fluctuates on a minute by minute foundation’ when requested in regards to the pockets’s whole quantity.
The suave conman from Portsmouth, Hampshire, boasted of being value £6.8million, having ‘personal jets’, being ‘concerned in Hollywood studios’, and shopping for a scorching air balloon ‘simply because he might’ (pictured exterior Portsmouth Crown Court docket)
The ‘well-educated and well-dressed’ conman at one stage stropped and refused to enter the courtroom, with decide Timothy Mousley QC branding him ‘disruptive’.
Dexter, who moaned about being ‘locked in a cell for 23 hours a day’, mentioned: ‘I am unable to communicate to a solicitor, I am not legally represented and I need to be. I need to perceive what is going on on.
‘I’ve acquired nothing extra to present. I’ve nothing extra so that you can take aside from my [doughnut] store which most likely will not final the month anyway.’
Leaving the dock to exit all the way down to the cells, he mentioned: ‘I am unable to be on this room, I am sorry.’
In Dexter’s absence, Choose Mousley QC ordered the £141,000 to be confiscated inside 28 days, suggesting Dexter use his Bitcoin to pay.
Choose Mousley QC mentioned: ‘There was no response from Dexter… to offer the knowledge required.
‘He is fairly clearly not participating with the processes and at this time has been disruptive.
‘It is fairly apparent to me that he [said he would] repay the cash instantly and he had £200,000 of Bitcoin and from that useful resource the cash can be paid.
Dexter claimed he has ‘no entry’ to the obvious Bitcoin pockets and insisted ‘I’ve acquired nothing extra to present’ until the courtroom wished to grab a doughnut store he arrange (pictured)
‘There was proof on condition that he had ample belongings.’
If the cash is just not paid in 28 days, Dexter might be jailed for an extra two years.
£8,000 in prices should even be paid to the Crown Prosecution Service, Choose Mousley QC ordered.
Dexter mentioned his doughnut store, named Sticky Boy, is struggling and is now within the identify of his accomplice, 37-year-old Hayley Jones.
Beforehand it was heard that the father-of-two met Miss Sebastian on Tinder in 2015 and posed as a businessman promoting biopharma tech.
He claimed worldwide corporations 3M and Pall Corp have been eager about tech gear he had the patents for and prepared to signal on offers value as much as £12 million.
Dexter mentioned his doughnut store, named Sticky Boy (above), is struggling and is now within the identify of his accomplice, 37-year-old Hayley Jones
He advised Miss Sebastian ‘she would not lose something’ and that he would pay her £100,000 as curiosity.
Over the course of 15 months, she made a collection of funds, some as massive as £68,000.
Prosecutor Robert Bryan mentioned: ‘He claimed he was a profitable businessman promoting biopharma know-how and he mentioned he was value £6.8million and was concerned in Hollywood studios.
‘He alluded to his immense wealth and personal jets, costly automobiles, and mentioned he had extra by means of curiosity in his investments than a physician’s wage.’
Choose Mousley QC ordered the £141,000 to be confiscated inside 28 days, suggesting Dexter use his Bitcoin to pay (inventory picture of Portsmouth Crown Court docket)
In a single textual content to Miss Sebastian, Dexter wrote: ‘Hey! I am 32, most of my buddies did uni and have money owed and worries and all earn £40,000 to £60,000. I purchased a scorching air balloon yesterday simply because I might.’
Choose Mousley QC beforehand mentioned of him: ‘I am left in little question that dishonesty is a characteristic of your character and it’s profound.
‘You might be somebody who reveals no hesitation in resorting to lies with an ease that’s virtually breathtaking.
‘When your truthfulness is challenged you attain for extra lies to cowl your tracks.
‘There was completely no signal of you apologising to [Miss Sebastian] and there is little signal of any regret.’
He admitted seven counts of fraud referring to swindling £141,500 from Miss Sebastian.