Tinder & # 39; scammer & # 39; who has duplicated & # 39; women for hundreds of thousands & # 39; is arrested in Greece
An Israeli playboy who calls himself the & # 39; Prince of Diamonds & # 39; while he allegedly insulted women from hundreds of thousands around the world after they met him in Tinder, was arrested in Greece.
Shimon Hayut, 28, is said to have caught Scandinavian women by claiming that he was Simon Leviev, the son of the diamond merchant Lev Leviev.
He was arrested this week in Greece after a joint operation between Interpol and the Israeli police.
Shimon Hayut, 28, is said to have caught Scandinavian women claiming he was Simon Leviev, the son of billionaire diamond merchant Lev Leviev
Photos show the alleged fraud in handcuffs while being accompanied by officers in the Greek capital.
The Israeli authorities have requested his extradition to his home country, where he has been sought since 2011 on charges of theft, forgery and fraud. Times of Israel reported.
He is also being investigated for fraud in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
He was standing outside a police station and claimed to be a & # 39; free man & # 39; would be while he kissed a woman and told her that & # 39; nothing she read about him is true & # 39 ;, Norwegian news site Verdens Walk reported.
The Israeli authorities have requested his extradition to his home country, where he has been sought on charges of theft, forgery and fraud since 2011
The alleged fraudster used the popular dating app Tinder to lure women and then use their credit cards in a Ponzi scheme to squander his other dates with Burberry, Gucci, rooms at the Ritz Carlton and limousines.
One of his many alleged victims was Cecilie Fjellhoy.
Mrs. Fjellhoy, 29, from Lillestrom in Norway, says that Hayut convinced her that he was prosperous when they met in London.
She said VG she was overwhelmed by his spending on private jets, hotels, dinners and on staff, including a bodyguard.
When the boisterous gentleman asked her for a credit card – claiming he could not afford to leave a digital trail due to security issues – she agreed.
The alleged fraudster used the popular dating app Tinder to lure women and then use their credit cards in a Ponzi scheme to pamper his other dates with Burberry, Gucci, rooms at the Ritz Carlton and limousines
Fjellhoy claims to have completed documents for an American Express platinum card according to his instructions and told her to submit an income of £ 200,000.
The alleged scammer assured her that nobody would check.
Mrs. Fjellhoy told the Norwegian newspaper that she brought the handsome young Israeli to his word, just four weeks later in their romance.
She took out large loans for the card and claimed Hayut quickly was the maxing out of the plastic.
Hayut spent two million Norwegian crowns (£ 177,671) in just 54 days and earned invoices for his two assistants, his bodyguard, and flights around the world, according to the Norwegian.
Cecilie Fjellhoy (29) became heartbreaking and suicidal after Shimon Hayut, 28, reportedly stolen $ 200k from the graduate student after meeting each other in London and starting a relationship
Cecilie Fjellhoy (29) said she loves & # 39; Simon Leviev & # 39; and that was the hardest part of the apparently & # 39; evil & # 39; test
On the news that he was arrested, Fjellhoy told VG: & # 39;We no longer have to worry that he can buy himself out. This is so good news!
& # 39; I really hope that they cooperate with Interpol and that they take up European affairs in prosecution against him.
& # 39; This case is an example of how important the media can be to individuals & # 39 ;.
Fjellhoy says that Hayut convinced her that he was prosperous when they met in London. She told VG that she was overwhelmed by his spending on private jets, hotels, dinners and on staff including a bodyguard
In an interview with ABC News, Fjellhoy explained how the betrayal led her to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
She said during the interview: "I hate him, he's so terrible, I'm just tired of crying about that, you know?
& # 39; It's so painful. I just hate myself for doing this.
& # 39; I had to be placed in a hospital. Psychiatric department. Because of suicidal thoughts because I thought my life was over, as if I saw no way out.
& # 39; You lost your friend, but he didn't just dump you, he never existed, he was never your boyfriend. & # 39;
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