Mr Elias, who told Mrs Stillwell he was 62, had claimed to be a 47-year-old called Steve when chatting to other women as far away as Australia.Mrs Stillwell said: ‘While I believed him when he said he was flying to Dubai to do property deals, I have now discovered he was actually flying all over the world meeting other women who funded his lifestyle, just like me.‘I thought we had a genuine relationship and I’d met my soulmate.
It knocks "customised" dating services into a cocked hat.
She gave him around £25,000 from her savings to fund his expenses, and now believes she was the victim of an elaborate scam.
Villas and apartments in the Italian Lakes are recognised for the stunning scenery and lake views and attract an international clientele seeking luxury property for sale in the Italian Lakes.
A fashionable area widely recognised for its stunning scenery, famous residents and prestigious Italian country homes, the Italian Lakes district offer the quintessential ‘pied dans l’eau’ property for sale for foreigners and nationals alike to enjoy.
World renowned for its attractive palaces and villas, some dating back to the 16th Century, real estate in Lake Como continues to attract a many affluent and well-known figures.
Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of Italy’s three great lakes, acting as a boundary between the regions of Piemonte, Lombardy and Switzerland and spreading for nearly 70 kilometres from Arona in the south to Locarno in the north.
She’d even contacted some of them – a woman in the States, a “Roz” in Tasmania, another woman in the Philippines and so on.
At least one person has been killed and two security officers seriously injured in clashes in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after police stormed a mosque.
The lakes provide excellent access to Milan in the south, and skiing or climbing to the north, with numerous rail, road and air links.