Conwoman left NHS worker jobless and homeless after promising new life in Dubai

Conwoman left NHS worker jobless and homeless after promising new life in Dubai

Sian White, 26, pretended to be a wealthy medical lawyer to con a man out of his savings (Picture: North News & Pictures)

A conwoman who left an NHS worker homeless after she promised him a new life in Dubai has been spared jail.

Sian White, 26, pretended to be a wealthy medical lawyer to convince a man the job and accommodation he was offered in the Emirates was legit.

But the ‘exciting opportunity’ never existed, and the flights and hotel he forked out for were never reimbursed.

Instead White used the victim’s personal details to apply for 22 loans, credit cards and bank accounts.

White, from Pickering, North Yorkshire, admitted controlling and coercive behaviour and fraud at Newcastle Crown Court.

Prosecutor Michael Cahill said White met up with the victim in August 2020 after they met on Tinder.

She claimed to live in a plush apartment in Newcastle and appeared to be a ‘successful professional’.

Mr Cahill said: ‘She told him her father was a successful millionaire property developer who owned property around the country. The millionaire father was fictional.’

White, from Pickering, North Yorkshire, admitted controlling and coercive behaviour and fraud (Picture: North News & Pictures)

White even said her fictional dad will let one of his homes to the victim in the upscale suburb of Jesmond.

Mr Cahill said: ‘He began to receive text messages from a mobile phone number who introduced himself as the father, Dave. In fact, it was the defendant.’

The court heard ‘Dave’ offered a number of homes to the victim, but there always seemed to a problem stopping the move to be completed.

In January 2021 the man eventually moved into lavish Central Lofts in the heart of Newcastle, and was given a tenancy agreement by ‘Dave’.

Days later he was offered a job doing social media for a sports management company in Dubai, prompting him to quit his NHS job to accept.

The victim spent £600 on plane tickets for him and White, with the promise he would be reimbursed by the fictional company.

White met up with the victim in August 2020 after they met on Tinder(Picture: North News & Pictures)

From February 1, 2021 until March 31, 2021 the couple were in Dubai.

White continued to create more characters to further her fraud.

This includes ‘James’ the manager of the company to set up employment, and ‘Sophie’ from HR.

White’s fraud came to light when the man received a call about his car which was parked at Central Lofts, which he thought was his home.

But it turned out to be a 30-day rental taken out by White.

By this time the victim was homeless, jobless, and had spent all of his savings.

In an impact statement he said he feels ‘cold, detached and suspicious; towards people.

He described White as a ‘toxic and warped individual’, adding: ‘So much of her life has been lying, stealing, deceiving and defrauding.’

White also pleaded guilty to fraud offences in relation to landlords, housemates and other unsuspecting people.

Mr Recorder Toby Hedworth KC told her: ‘You have demonstrated the ability to be one of the most compulsively dishonest defendants to appear before this court and that’s saying something.

‘You employed extremely sophisticated methods to defraud perfectly ordinary people who were either offering accommodation, were sharing accommodation, were seeking accommodation or just people you sought to take advantage of.’

He sentenced her to two years, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements and 150 hours unpaid work.

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