Emma Golightly of Wallsend, North Tyneside, used her looks to con men into falling in love with her through the internet and then giving her large sums of money. She lured men with expensive gifts, telling them she was dying from cancer. She then proceeded to plunder their credit cards.
'She certainly knew how to live it up. Over the past few years she was married twice, holidayed in Jamaica, bought a Land Rover and rented countless hotel suites while showering her lovers with gifts. Emma Golightly was not shy about spending money, so long as it was on the credit cards of unsuspecting lovers.'
The woman would marry the men and continue to pillage through their bank accounts and credit cards.
Her lies eventually unfolded as credit card bills began to arrive and cancer drugs were shown to be antihistamines, she was thrown out by her husband who went on to press charges as a manner of retrieving some of the money, It was only then that the full extent of her scheming was revealed and all her victims were discovered.
by bocephalus w. references from sundayherald