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Fake mortgage adviser who stole more than £100,000 is jailed

  • 24/05/2019
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Fake mortgage adviser who stole more than £100,000 is jailed
A fake mortgage adviser has been jailed by Chelmsford Crown Court for inveigling more than £100,000 from three women, reported a local Essex paper.


Johnson Umax met the women, who were all nurses, through online dating websites and pretended to be a mortgage adviser, according to the Braintree and Witham Times.

He struck up relationships with them before borrowing their money on the understanding that he would also help them to secure mortgages.

The first victim loaned him more than £30,000 after becoming involved with him in February 2013. The second woman handed over £40,054 after starting a relationship in November 2013. His third conquest gave him more than £40,000 between July 2014 and August 2015.

Umax denied three charges of fraud by false representation but was found guilty by jury in April.

He was sentenced to three years and nine months today (24th May 2019).

“Johnson Umax manipulated his victims and showed no remorse for stealing their life savings. His calculated and heartless actions have had a devastating emotional and financial impact on these hard-working nurses,” said detective constable Chris Sedgwick.

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