‘Shameless’ fraudster posing as a fashion designer to defraud young men of almost £ 34,000 in prison

Paolo Aldorasi was in prison for more than two years (Met Police)

Paolo Aldorasi was in prison for more than two years (Met Police)

The “shameless” fraudster who cheated young men of a thousand pounds has been in prison for more than two years.

Career cheater Paolo Aldorasi, 39, tricked men into thinking he was a successful fashion designer before asking to lend him money.

During the trial, Southwark Crown Court heard that Aldosari would invite the young men to his expensive car and give them clothes, before he falsely claimed that he had gambled all his money the night before.

He would then ask his victims for a cash loan to pay for the car rental at the airport that afternoon.

Aldorasi would put pressure on and harass his victims before driving them to the ATM.

Some would believe it would be returned to them, while others felt too intimidated by it to say no, jurors were told.

Aldorasi would then take the cash and the victims would neither see nor hear him again.

The series of frauds began on June 17, 2020 on Kensington Road with further reports across London, Coventry and Oxford until November 2021.

Detectives received two reports after the first incident, and later managed to identify Aldoorasi using an identical method, his physical descriptions and the phone number he gave to the victims, which led to him.

Aldorasi watches victim at ATM

Aldorasi watches victim at ATM

He was arrested in November 2020 for crimes in London and released for investigation, but he continued to commit new crimes in Oxford and later in Coventry.

Aldorasi’s actions became increasingly brazen after his first arrest, and he would hang around the victims as they stood near the ATM.

In one case in Kensington in October 2021, CCTV recorded the moment when the victim brought 250 pounds into an ATM – before Aldorasi leaned over and hit 500 pounds instead.

Aldorasi was indicted and returned to custody in December 2021 pending trial.

He pleaded guilty to 15 counts cheat false representation at Southwark Crown Court and was sentenced Tuesday in the same court to two years and nine months in prison.

In sentencing, the judge called Aldorasi “shameless” and said he was a “trusted cheater” who left humiliation and misery behind.

The total amount of money confiscated was almost 34,000 pounds, and the victims handed over between 500 and 8,000 pounds at the same time.

Detective Officer Christine Metz, of the Central West Command Unit, said: “Aldorasi relied on the confidential nature of the victims, who were often international students and fairly new to the country, and began his interactions in a friendly enough way to gain their trust, delighting them with extravagant stories about the fictional way of life on the jet-set as an alleged fashion designer.

“This would be backed up by his provision of clothing and a beautiful car. Soon his attitude would change and the same people who were initially impressed with him would then be intimidated by him and scared of his aggression.

“His behavior was intrusive and threatening, and victims often feared they would be exposed to violence if they refused to help him. Aldorasi is masterful in his ability to deceive people in this way, as his offensive history shows. ”

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