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Internet Romeo conned dozens of women out of £500,000 pretending to be terminally ill

A love-rat fraudster cheated dozens of vulnerable women he met on dating websites out of £500,000 by telling them he was a terminally ill Parkinson's sufferer, a court heard today.

David Checkley, 53 arranged blind dates on the internet before spinning his victims a web of elaborate lies to garner their affection.

The callous Walter Mitty's catalogue of lies included claims he needed money for a life-saving operation to cure his Parkinson's disease and that he had met 'fellow sufferer' Michael J Fox.

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Checkley also posed as a US fighter pilot and told victims he had served in Vietnam. He also duped women into handing over money for his various business dealings as an architect and property developer, promising he would repay the cash.

Checkley even proposed marriage in a bid to get women - some of whom he forced to re-mortgage their homes to part with their money - to settle his debts. Police say American-born Checkley managed to swindle more than 30 women out of at least £500,000 and splashed the cash on flash sportscars and expensive designer watches.

Don Tait, prosecuting at Bristol Crown Court today, said: 'It is the Crown's case that this defendant was a consummate fraudster - a man with a golden tongue. 'Between 2003 and 2009 he conned a substantial amount of money out of a number of ladies who believed they were all the sole object of his affections.'

Checkley met women on dating websites before convincing them he was a successful businessmen with the chance to make high-stakes investments. He would claim to have business dealings in oil projects and building works, duping his victims into forking over hundreds of thousands.

When they tried to get their money back Checkley would become hostile and threatening.

Among his victims was Linda Miller, who met Checkley on a blind date in February 2003, when she was 'captivated by his charm', the court was told

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She handed over £10,000 after Checkley told her he had Parkinson's and desperately needed the cash for a life-saving operation after having met 'Back to the Future' star Michael J Fox.

Linda took out a £10,000 loan to help him, the interest on which was more than £240-a-month. He then repeatedly told her he would repay the money but failed to do so.

Linda was forced to re-mortgage her home and confronted Checkley when another of his victims got in touch with her. He denied the claims and said he must have had a stalker. The court also heard how Checkley would juggle more than one relationship at a time before saddling the women with debts.

He used the cash to satisfy his penchant for fast cars - including Mercedes - and expensive watches. Checkley told the women he was a US fighter pilot, an architect and a property developer. He also said he was gravely ill and told women his son had died in an attempt to get his hands on the cash. He even claimed he was a Vietnam war veteran - despite only being 18 when it ended in 1975.

Checkley, who carried out his scam between 2003 and 2009, was arrested after one victim complained to Avon and Somerset police. The subsequent investigation led to another victim in Bath, and soon more were discovered in London, southeast England, and the Midlands.

One of Checkley's 'marks' was even traced to the United States.

He was arrested on November 25 last year in London by the Metropolitan police and officers claim he may have had as many as 30 victims, many of which were too frightened or embarrassed to come forward. The conman has previously been jailed for five years for false imprisonment and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm for his part in the killing of Channel 4's Big Breakfast presenter Mark Levy in 2000.

Checkley pleaded guilty to eight offences of fraud at Bristol Magistrates Court today and is due to be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311988/The-Man-Golden-Tongue-hoodwinked-dozens-women-500-000--pretending-terminally-ill.html

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theres a worse one than this

that guy who got conned 3 times by the same people

they even pretended to be the police

anyone got a link

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Them dumb bitchs all smiling

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lol @ them all posing

dumbasses

loool init like their victorious

stupid slores

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Surprised at the guys ehtnicity tbh.

smh @ remortgaging homes to pay of next mans debt. But then again not even surprised form what have seen certain girls do for love.

Yeah whats the name of the siteS he met these women? B)

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theres a worse one than this

that guy who got conned 3 times by the same people

they even pretended to be the police

anyone got a link

lol @ at not knowing i was the assailant

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Surprised at the guys ehtnicity tbh.

smh @ remortgaging homes to pay of next mans debt. But then again not even surprised form what have seen certain girls do for love.

Yeah whats the name of the siteS he met these women? B)

:/ why would u be surprised at his ethnicity.

Where did I mention white?

are all ur fellow naijas that do this the white ones ye?

u say some silly stuff still

where did I mention white?

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tht young ting should feel pissed

Naahh shes fat innit, prob gave up hope of findin love a while back thus resultin in grabbin this chance with both hands....just sayin :confused:

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wot do u mean then mate hes black

I thought he was gonna be West-Af...

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all smilin after u got duped by some guy to remortgage n pay his bills

should jus shoot themselves still

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what the site this nigga used?

i need a new whip before uni lol

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^^ u wouldnt be able to pull it off

#justlettinyouknow

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cant even hate on the brother to tell the truth.....when the majority of the bitches out here are constantly trying to find ways to separate a man from his hard earned cash....

he told some bitches some lies to con money out of them, women do that sh*t everyday and they aint doin bird....

they should have just given him an asbo

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dont see what hes done wrong,just whipped a couple hoes with a bit of imagination?

is using creative bars on hoes now illegal?

wtf

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Them dumb bitchs all smiling

You ain't never lie. Some bitches hearts are too easy to grab and stab

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cant even hate on the brother to tell the truth.....when the majority of the bitches out here are constantly trying to find ways to separate a man from his hard earned cash....

he told some bitches some lies to con money out of them, women do that sh*t everyday and they aint doin bird....

they should have just given him an asbo

someone bring that gif of that guy wipin his mouth then clappin his hands

real sh*t

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Lol @ women conning money out of men.

Must be some dumb breddas

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tht young ting should feel pissed

Naahh shes fat innit, prob gave up hope of findin love a while back thus resultin in grabbin this chance with both hands....just sayin :confused:

from what i understand, i believe thats his daughter

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