Woman stole £500,000 from her law firm and sent it to online fraudster
A woman who gave £500,000 to her soldier lover was heartbroken when she found out he didn’t exist – and she has now been jailed for stealing the money.
Pamela Wareing was the victim of an online ‘romance scam’ involving a fake American major calling himself Eric Lopez, a court heard.
When he asked her for money, the legal worker stole £526,473.40 from the solicitors’ firm she worked at for 20 years, ‘betraying her colleagues’ and bringing the company to its knees.
The 54-year-old used her position at Eastham’s solicitors in Blackpool, Lancashire, to access the money, which she sent to Dubai... read more
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