LOVE Island winner Dani Dyer’s boyfriend allegedly scammed two elderly men out of 34,000 by posing as a financial investor.
Sammy Kimmence appeared in court today charged with conning his victims – aged 90 and 80.
Dani Dyer’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, pictured, allegedly scammed two elderly men out of 34,000 by posing as a financial investor
The 23-year-old, who is rumoured to be marrying his reality star partner soon, is accused of duping the men by running S&S Trading Ltd for two and a half years.
Kimmence, who also dated the daughter of TV star Danny Dyer before she won Love Island with her ex Jack Fincham, allegedly took 34k of their cash for himself.
His victims, Peter Martin and Peter Haynes, were said to have been clients at a legitimate investment company where Kimmence previously worked.
Kimmence, from Rayleigh, Essex, allegedly took the clients on when the business stopped operating, falsely claiming he was authorised to provide financial services.
Dani and Sammy are rumoured to be getting married this year
Today Kimmence, dressed in a smart two-piece black suit with his dark hair slicked back, appeared before a judge at Portsmouth Crown Court, Hants.
He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality before denying two charges and will now face a trial in the summer.
Prosecutor Mike Mason told the court “special measures” have been put in place for Kimmence’s elderly victims. A court register previously stated the victims, who both live on the south coast, are potentially ‘vulnerable’.
At today’s 15 minute plea and trial preparation hearing, Mr Mason said: “We anticipate this is a three or four day trial.
Dani often shares pictures with Sammy on Instagram
“Bearing in mind the two complainants in this case – one is 90 and one is 80 – we have asked for special measures for both of them.”
Judge Roger Hetherington, adjourning the case until June 29, said: “Mr Kimmence, you must now hand in a detailed statement setting out your defence.
“You must attend your trial and if you fail to do so it may proceed in your absence. Meanwhile you have bail until June 29.”
Kimmence rekindled his relationship with Dani around nine months ago, just weeks after she split with Jack, 28.
The pair dated for nearly a year, having won hit ITV2 dating show Love Island together in 2018.
It was reported their relationship had been on the rocks and weeks after the break-up Dani was photographed kissing Kimmence.
The couple are said to be happily living together and are rumoured to be getting wed soon.
Dani often shares loved-up pics with her man, and just days ago she wrote beside one of them: “Everything and more.”
It comes after Jack last week shocked fans by revealing he has become a dad.
Kimmence denies carrying on a regulated activity – providing investment services – between July 2016 to December 2018 while not an authorised or exempt person.
He also denies participating in a fraudulent business, namely S&S Trading Ltd, carried on by a sole trader after he allegedly tried to defraud creditors by offering financial investment services over the same period of time.