Playboy poser sentenced to jail
TT/The Local · 1 May 2009, 09:12
Published: 01 May 2009 09:12 GMT+02:00
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The court convicted her of serious fraud, sentencing her to a year-and-a-half in prison and ordering her to pay 282,000 kronor ($35,100) in damages.
The woman lured the men with a picture of Cori Nadine, an American Playboy playmate.
After chatting with the men online, the woman asked for money, regaling them with tall tales of a fictional daughter who was suffering from leukemia and close to death. She also claimed she was being pursued by the mob.
Her heart-wrenching pleas prompted the men to send her thousands of kronor.
One man even took out a loan in order to help with the fictional daughter’s plight, being told he would be repaid with money from her modeling work.
Altogether, the 31-year-old woman, who has a prior conviction for fraud, managed to extract over 500,000 kronor from her unwitting victims.
“I am ashamed and don’t understand why I did it. I drained my savings account of 100,000 kronor,” one of the men told Borås Tidning newspaper.