Ex-footballer Ivan Nkazi of Lee Park Avenue in Belle Vale, Liverpool, was jailed for 3 years on Friday following a £24,000 con, hoodwinking potential dates and persuading them to half with enormous sums of cash.
The 31-year-old, who used to earn £2,000 per week when enjoying for Scottish membership Hibernian as a 16-year-old, would additionally threaten to expose intimate photographs of some victims.
His crimes lasted over a interval of 4 years, and he continued to hound his victims even after police began to examine him.
One of the women he focused and who fell for his lies withdrew cash on three separate events after he informed her sob tales.
Investment banker Anna King, 38, gave Nkazi £1,500 in simply sooner or later, handing over £600 in an envelope after she met him in Liverpool metropolis centre.
Nkazi used the truth that Ms King was a eager Liverpool supporter and informed her his identify was Malah Mane, earlier than making repeated calls for for cash.
On one event he informed her that his Mercedes car had been stolen after thieves raided his ‘brother’s’ house on Merseyside.
On one other event, he despatched her a message on WhatsApps saying: ‘Babe, I think I need £400 because I can’t get practice again and I’ve be fast in order that £40 taxi, babe, and £50 in gas and relaxation purchase stuff for them, so yeah, £400 be excellent babe xx’.
Ms King grew more and more suspicious and ultimately informed the French-Congolese felony: ‘This is getting crazy, it keeps being more and more.’
He reassured her by saying, ‘You my Mrs.’
On one other event Nkazi informed Ms King: ‘Basically, I’m promoting my Rolex watch, so my mate giving me cash tonight.
‘If you can cover me £600 babe, tonight, I give you back money, all of it.’
The beneficiant Ms King informed him: ‘I don’t have it to offer you…if I had it, you can have it.’
But Nkazi replied: ‘Call me please, just cover me babe, pleases, I’m in tears, I’m so upset, can’t even discuss.’
Ms King even went into her overdraft facility to assist Nkazi.
After he was jailed, Ms King stated she ‘felt stupid’ however was glad Nkazi was behind bars, describing him as a ‘vile specimen, an excuse for a human being’.
She added: ‘He had at the very least two telephones after I met him…he was in designer gear and was carrying Christian Louboutin footwear.
‘When I did meet him for a drink at the Revolution bar at the Albert Dock he was really nice, wasn’t horrible or aggressive and so I wasn’t suspicious.
‘It’s an costly lesson I’ve learnt.’
When concentrating on different women, Nkazi would fake to be American basketball participant Serge Ibaka, who performs for the Toronto Raptors.
When police caught up with Nkazi, they discovered his criminality was run ‘like a business’ with only one of his cell phones having contact particulars for greater than 100 women.
He even threatened to assault one of the women with acid.
Some women have been so terrified of Nkazi that they began to promote sentimental household jewelry so they might meet his calls for for money.