Love Island star Dani Dyer's fraudster boyfriend 'broke' Portsmouth veteran before he died penniless

LOVE Island star Dani Dyer's fraudster lover Sammy Kimmence ‘broke’ a Portsmouth veteran before he died penniless after seeing all his life savings stolen, it has been reported.

By Steve Deeks
Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:53 pm

Greedy Kimmence, who also conned another veteran out of his life savings, posed as a ‘demanding’ financial investor before taking their hard earned money for himself, the Sun reported.

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As reported in The News, conman Kimmence, 25, ripped off the pensioners to the tune of around £34,000.

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Sam Kimmence outside court

Kimmence, who admitted five charges of fraud by false accounting at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday, scammed now deceased Portsmouth resident Peter Martin, 91, and dementia sufferer Peter Haynes, 82.

Former RAF engineer Mr Haynes gave Kimmence his last £8,000 that he intended to use to buy a car, the Sun newspaper reported.

The defendant also tricked Mr Martin, a former tank regiment soldier, out of £23,000 - pushing him to the brink as he struggled to pay his bills.

Families of the veterans have told the national newspaper they want the stockbroker jailed for the maximum sentence of 10 years.

Sam Kimmence outside court

Mr Martin sadly died in November last year aged 91, the paper said.

His sister-in-law Kathleen Martin, 84, told the newspaper: ‘Kimmence's selfishness, lies and deceit broke Peter, he was penniless and never quite the same after losing his life savings.

‘He had worked so hard his whole life, first in the Tank Regiment in Egypt and then later as a chief draughtsman.

‘Peter's only mistake was trusting this liar with his money, it was an awful and traumatic experience for him.

‘Kimmence was demanding and conned Peter who felt he had been taken advantage of.

‘He wanted the money and he wouldn't take no for an answer.’

Dad-of-six Mr Haynes, also speaking to paper, said: ‘Something like that ruins your life, at the time I was looking to buy a new car, but he took it all.

‘It has changed my life. I try to think 'it's gone, forget about it and move on'.

‘But you never forget somebody stealing all that money from you.

‘Of course I'd like to see him in prison, but I'd prefer my money back.’

Mr Haynes moved to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, from Okehampton, Devon, last year to be closer to his family.

The two pensioners had been clients at a legitimate investment company where Kimmence previously worked.

He took them on when the shut before falsely claimed he was allowed to offer financial services.

Kimmence, of Rayleigh in Essex, carried out his crimes between 2016 and 2018.

He will be sentenced in June.

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