A Whitby woman who fell victim to a heartbreaking conman has recalled her story on a Channel 5 programme.
Jeanette Styles (56) met a smooth-talking gentleman who called himself Rudi Sloot while on holiday in Sorrento, Italy.
Sloot told widow Jeanette he worked as an undercover agent in the White House and she said: “I fell for him. He came to see me in England and it felt like we’d been together for years.”
Jeanette treated her lover by purchasing expensive cars and loaning him money, but he became violent. When Jeanette called the police, his criminal past was uncovered.
Jeanette’s story was featured on Channel 5’s ‘Holiday Love Rats Exposed’ on Tuesday.