London, May 3: A 32-year-old Indian-origin man, dubbed as 'romance fraudster' by United Kingdom police has been jailed for six years and one-month following found guilty by the administration on Wednesday. Keyur Vyas was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court after a five-year investigation into his actions that included wining and dining the victims in the European nation.
The four-year-long investigation was done by Scotland Yard who stated that the recruitment agent befriended women online with the pretence of building a relationship with them by wining and dining them. During the investigation, police found that Vyas committed fraud against six different women, with his overall fraud estimated at over 800,000 pounds. Bangladeshi-Run Migrant Smuggling Ring Busted in Spain, 11 People Held in Barcelona For Trafficking Indians.
Briefing more, Detective Constable Andy Chapman, from the Met Police's Central Specialist Command said, as stated by their site, "Vyas pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud by false representation in March 2019, the remaining two charges will lie on file. The total loss for all the charges is approximately £808,942."
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Adding more he said, "Vyas used a tried and tested technique to commit fraud. He used the trust he had gained to get them to invest in non-existent companies. He went as far as having fake contracts drawn up with outlandish conditions, but essentially he used the relationship to get their money."
Chapman went on adding, “Vyas was selfish and cruel in his actions by emotionally involving the victims and conning them out of a combined loss of approximately £639,133.00."
It is to be known that the investigation into Vyas's activities was launched in October 2014 while was a recruitment agent. With complaints pouring in, he was found to be committing fraud against six different women.