Cecilie Fjellhoy think she have came across her prince charming initially.
Cecilie Fjellhoy planning she got met her prince charming whenever she matched on Tinder with Simon Leviev.
Fjellhoy, a 29-year-old Norwegian masters pupil staying in London, stated she ended up being swept off the lady legs to their very first time, which included a private flat ride to Bulgaria. Fjellhoy mentioned Leviev told her he had been an Israeli billionaire just who called himself the "Prince of expensive diamonds."
"I became texting my buddies likewise like in an organization chat just like, 'I don't know what's going on,'" she mentioned.
But what began as a storybook love changed into a real-life nightmare, Fjellhoy stated one that sent this lady into obligations and fearing on her protection. It really is a cautionary story in dangers of online dating sites.
"I detest him, he is very awful," she stated. "Im merely sick of weeping about that you know? It's simply thus distressing. I just dislike myself that i did so this."
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Leviev came to be Shimon Hayut, a 28-year-old convicted Israeli con-man whom offered 3 years in Finnish jail for defrauding a few feamales in purchase to fund their lavish way of life of exclusive jets and smooth vehicles, which Fjellhoy stated he appreciated to exhibit off.
She said Hayut advertised becoming under continuous threat from unidentified nefarious foes. She stated the guy shared with her it actually was a hazard of employed in the diamond business.
Fjellhoy mentioned Hayut surrounded himself with people who aided perpetuate the myth, even heading as far as to send images of himself and chatki omegle his bodyguard from inside the healthcare facility once they comprise presumably "attacked."
Per Fjellhoy, it was not long before Hayut generated a big consult, begging their to extend their credit line to him so as that any routes, accommodation and dinners would-be booked under the woman name along with his supposed "enemies," as she said the guy called them, might possibly be cast down their trail.
"One of the main reasons why he recommended it actually was defense the guy required my identity as an address, he mentioned," Fjellhoy told "Nightline." "I know it sounds crazy. [but] why would he has this large chap with your if the guy failed to need to have the defense?"
Fjellhoy mentioned she relented because Hayut assured to pay for the woman right back, but funding his jet-set life style ended up being charging the woman. Plus the funds he was encouraging their wasn't coming in.
"My angel My prefer I just discussed for the lender and so they told me that [transfer] of Amex is going to be indeed there on Monday thousand percentage," look over one text Hayut sent the lady.
"the quantity which he needs to be able to only perform for each week merely a great deal," Fjellhoy stated. "It really is never ever just a couple thousand, for people typical individuals who is of cash, however for your it is not big money."
She said the guy told her he demanded large amounts cash because he'd "an entire staff" he must reserve flights and accommodation for. Fjellhoy said she thought, as a result of their flashy clothes and way of life, he previously revenue and would shell out this lady right back.
"You Probably Didn't also genuinely believe that it had been difficulty when you happened to be taking on the loans since you are so certain that he and also the people who you had met was actually part of the LLD Diamonds and that the cash existed," she mentioned. "as he said, 'Everything's going to getting fine following this month,' immediately after which they didn't. Therefore merely 'one more week' right after which 'one a lot more month.' Very in the end you very nearly you probably didn't even understand how much money you actually [owed]."
And in the end, Fjelljoy stated, she was at like with him.
"that is the most difficult part from it while I noticed which he was not [who] the guy said he was," she mentioned. "That the person that I imagined that we knew and enjoyed, he had simply finished [something] when you look at the a lot of bad means."
The moment she discovered that man she cherished got used the income and run had been "these a surprise," she stated.
"I about desired to purge," she stated. "It was the first time inside my existence that I got obtained such a shock that my body actually ended up being telling me that, 'OK everything was wrecked,' every little thing came crashing down around me."
Fjellhoy alleged that Hayut proceeded to operate equivalent system to lure other lady into his orbit until his Summer arrest.
"I got to-be put into a medical facility. Psychiatric ward. As a result of suicidal head because I was thinking my entire life got more than, like i did not read a means away," she stated. "you have lost the man you're dating but the guy failed to simply dispose of your, he never ever existed, he was never ever the man you're dating."
Fjellhoy registered a report utilizing the Metro Police in London, just who dropped "Nightline's" request comment. Israeli authorities furthermore decreased to comment for this report.
Hayut advised "Nightline" in May which he was innocent. In a text message, the guy mentioned, "There is nothing right here merely [a] financing between company that went south she agreed to loan me the funds right after which she gone away before we [were]able to cover back once again they utilized myself for living they had gotten high priced presents and everything, To phrase it differently silver diggers, As I inquire services they agreed to assist in addition they know that You will find some troubles i did sont manage from no one it really is all phony reports and consist."
For the time being, Fjellhoy remains in London and is attempting to rebuild the girl life. She told Nightline via book that the news of Hayut's arrest ended up being really remarkable and that she thinks the mass media interest ended up being an important factor in causing his catch.