Two men have been convicted for their roles in a scam to con 12 women out of nearly £250,000 via a dating website.
Winchester Crown Court heard the fictional “James Richards” told women using match.com he needed money to release a £100m inheritance in India.
One victim handed over £174,000.
Peter Monty Emu, 28, of Portsmouth, and Adewunmi Nusi, 27, of Hermitage, Berkshire, were convicted of money laundering. Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, and Emmanuel Oko admitted the same charge.