In what could possible be a case study in avoiding lonely hearts ads, here's the story of a blonde gold-digger who has been sent behind bars for 12 months after conning men out of cash.
Married Loraine Upritchard, of Croydon, South London, fooled men by advertising herself as a widow looking for "mature gents".
AdvertisementThe 51-year-old used to scoop out money from victims after winning their trust and is believed to have amassed as much as 100,000 pounds, reports the Sun.
She was finally nabbed after "borrowing" 2,200 pounds from Leonard Hesling, 69, who hired a private eye to track her down.
Con Gary Baker said: "Justice has been done. This woman preyed on vulnerable males."