Jasmin Mistry deceived her ex-husband, his family and members of the public for more than £ 250,000
A woman who claims to have terminal cancer and has claimed more than £ 250,000 from her husband, his family and other men has been in jail for four years.
Jasmin Mistry, 36, from Loughborough, claimed she had cancer and told her husband she had only six months to live.
She said she had to go to the US for treatment – but spent the money she received on Prada and Chanel handbags.
She was sentenced to the Snaresbrook Crown Court in North East London on Friday, December 14, after she was found guilty on 24 October of a fraud-based clandestation.
The total amount of fraud was calculated by the Met Police at £ 253,122, with 20 members of Mistry & # 39; s family and eight others who had given her money.
Mistry first told her husband, Vijay Katechia, 40, she had cancer in 2013 and used another Sim card to send herself false WhatsApp messages that pretended her doctor confirmed the diagnosis to support her claim.
With further fake messages from her doctor, Mistry said she could be treated in the US, but it would cost about £ 500,000.
Her husband then contacted family and friends to request donations for her treatment.
According to the Spiegel, Public Prosecutor James Benson said: "She showed her husband the apparent symptoms – trips to the toilet to vomit, to describe blood in her stool, needed help to walk up and down. The defendant has clearly done some research. & # 39;
Shocks were raised about the story when her husband's boyfriend found her brain scan on Google.
According to the Met Police, the search results claimed that & # 39; the tumor was so severe that it would be fatal for the person who walked it & # 39 ;.
Her now ex-husband then found the false Sim cards that his wife had used to send the fictional doctors messages, and when he confronted her, Mistry admitted that she had lied.
She told her husband that she had brain cancer and had only six months to live, even with the help of another SIM card to send false texts
Mistry also posed as a single on a dating app to lure two men.
They think she gave her £ 66,000 after she made him believe she had cancer when he picked her up from a hospital – where she wore a medical wristband.
After she had put away the money, she sent him a message from a fake person who claimed she had died.
She also appeared to have cheated another man she met on a £ 7,500 dating website, and two £ 10,000 members of the public after she pretends to be a trader and say she can invest their money.
Mistry was arrested in November 2017 after the police were approached and, when she was interviewed, told officers that she was not terminally ill and did not know why she had lied.
She left two other men behind dating apps and 20 members of her husband's family
When he read out his victim statement in the courtroom, Katechia said: "This has totally destroyed my faith in humanity.
• Psychologically and emotionally it is something I will never recover from. & # 39;
He added: "She is a real risk to the public and I would not want an individual to suffer from what we have."
His mother Pushpa gave her daughter-in-law £ 32,000 after having invited her to the parental home in Ilford, East London.
The sister-in-law of Mistry gave her a £ 4,700 Omega watch, which was then pledged by Mistry.
Detective constable Jon Bounds said: I am happy for the victims of this deception that they have seen righteousness.
Jasmine Mistry has done her utmost to emotionally and financially manipulate those close to her to deceive her now-former husband and his family with a large sum of money.
& # 39; This is a bizarre, shocking case.
& # 39; Our investigation revealed the extent of the fraud and the seriousness of the violation, which resulted in a substantial prison sentence. & # 39;