Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Woman blackmails Internet love seeker

A single mother who tricked a man out of thousands of dollars by saying she had diabetes and cancer, has been given a suspended sentence.

Thirty-year-old Jaimi Carlin met her victim on a website called "adult matchmaker" in late 2006.

The Victorian County Court heard she told the married man, identified only as AB, that she had diabetes and ovarian cancer and needed money for an operation.

The court heard AB gave her $18,000, which she spent on cosmetic surgery.

The court heard Carlin refused to have an affair with AB and demanded $50,000 and threatened to tell his wife and family.

Carlin pleaded guilty to blackmail and obtaining property by deception.

She sat in the dock crying as she was sentenced to 20 months jail, suspended for two years.

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