Love Island winner Dani Dyer's boyfriend Sammy Kimmence has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail.
Kimmence appeared in Portsmouth Crown Court today (July 14), where he was jailed for five counts of fraud. The court heard about how he had cheated two elderly men out of £34,000 between 2016 and 2018.
As quoted in Metro, one of the two men, Peter Haynes, said: "In one go all the savings that I accrued over my working life were wiped out. My bank account shows zero. I believe that I lost £8,820 to Mr Kimmence. I was left sick with worry.
"I have worked all of my adult life and what was taken by Mr Kimmence was everything I had saved. It's no exaggeration to say that I was left living on the breadline as a result of his actions and dishonesty."
The other man, Peter Martin, has since passed away.
The judge said he had 'abused' their trust by promising them he would invest their money into his trading company, but did not. Kimmence was also stated to have not shown remorse initially for his actions.
"This is a very unpleasant fraud against two men who Mr Kimmence deliberately targeted," the publication quotes prosecutor Michael Mason as saying.
"He targeted them because they were old, vulnerable and somewhat isolated. This wasn't something he migrated to, this was something he planned."
Kimmence's lawyer, Craig Harris, said he spent the men's money on cocaine, flights, clothes and paying off his overdraft. He also stated that Kimmence had raised £10,000 to start repaying the money.
Harris is quoted as saying: "He was living above his means, he found himself surrounded by what he perceived to be the glitz and glamour of the city and financial services workers and they would take him out to Club 195, nightclubs, and well-regarded bar establishments.
"And when the time came for him to show willingness to engage in this type of frivolity, he did."
Dani Dyer welcomed her first child with Sammy Kimmence earlier this year. She has not publicly addressed his sentence at the time of writing.
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