Love Island star Dani Dyer's partner Sammy Kimmence admits being an 'awful human being... driven by ego' in £33,000 fraud

THE fraudster partner of Love Island star Dani Dyer has admitted he was an ‘awful human being’ and ‘driven by ego’ when he defrauded two OAPs out of more than £33,000.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 1:50 pm

Sammy Kimmence was jailed for 42 months for cheating Havant resident Peter Martin, 91, and dementia sufferer Peter Haynes, 82, from Okehampton in Devon, out of the £33,919 between them.

Kimmence, father of Love Island star Dani Dyer’s child, was today jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court with one victim calling him a ‘crook’.

He claimed to be remorseful and penned a letter described as a ‘letter of remorse’ to judge Tim Mousley QC.

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Sammy Kimmence outside Portsmouth Crown Court today, and right, his custody image taken by police. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire and Hampshire police

The fraudster’s letter was obtained by The News after judge Mousley agreed to this newspaper’s request for it to be released under open justice rules.

Sentencing, judge Mousley told the 25-year-old: ‘You didn't show any remorse immediately and I do not consider any remorse to be profound.’

In his letter, Kimmence, of Richmond Drive, Rayleigh in Essex, told the judge: ‘I would like to begin by apologising firstly for even having to write this letter to you.

‘The crime I committed years ago was totally unacceptable and I take full responsibility for my actions which have led me to where I am now.

‘When these crimes were committed, I was a completely different person, I was a youngster, driven by ego, opinions and looking like something I wasn’t.

‘I looked up to people who I believed were successful which in reality they were far from it. I understand that nothing will ever be able to justify my actions but what I can tell you is that I have come a long way from the person I once was.

‘I cannot erase the memory of how much of an awful human being I was, I can only learn from it which I feel like I have done over the years.

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‘I understand the impact that my actions have had, not only financially but emotionally, and the detriment that this has had on both Mr Haynes and Mr Martin and their families as well.

‘Recently becoming a father myself, I now realise how much of an impact this can have not only one person but a family unit as a whole and I am ashamed to have put those families through everything that I have.

‘For this, I am truly sorry. I have since been saving up money in order to repay all the monies lost to both Mr Haynes and Mr Martin, which I fully intend to do.’

Kimmence carried out his frauds, lasting two years and 10 months, between 2016-2018.

He admitted five fraud charges earlier this year.

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