Fraudster sentenced to 8 1/2 years over £200K online dating scam


A fraudster who signed up to an online dating site and tricked two women of over £200,000 has been sentenced to eight years and six months at Bradford Crown Court today.

Samantha Davidson, Senior Crown Prosecutor, Complex Casework Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

"Tahmoor Khan defrauded his victims of over £200,000. His intentions towards both women were calculated and dishonest from the outset.

"Having met them on an online dating site, he pursued both women at the same time, and led both to believe that he was a millionaire businessman who was serious in his intention to marry.  He told them his  assets had been temporarily frozen, and he urgently needed money. They believed  and trusted him, and he utterly abused  that trust.

"His actions have not only caused his victims tremendous financial loss, but also considerable anguish. I hope the sentence handed down today is of some comfort."