Dani Dyer latest – Ex Love Island star crushed by boyfriend Sammy Kimmence's lies as he's sent to prison for OAP scams

DANI Dyer has been left devastated by the jailing of her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who sources say lied to her about the gravity of his crimes.

Kimmence, 25, was jailed for three years yesterday after pleading guilty to conning two OAPs out of £34,000.

Dani, 24, left the country to be away from the UK when sentencing went ahead and contrary to other reports has not yet dumped Kimmence and is standing by him for now.

Insiders said she was overcome with sadness for his victims and was attempting to come to terms with the lies she had been told.

A source said: “Sammy had downplayed the court case every step of the way and led Dani to believe he hadn’t done anything too serious… and that he would get a suspended sentence.

“Now she knows the full horror of what he did she is broken, she feels desperately sorry for the two men he scammed and whose lives he ruined.”

The TV star's partner, 25, posed as a financial investor to defraud two vulnerable victims, 80 and 90, out of their hard-earned cash – and splashed his ill-gotten gains on expensive restaurants, hotels and clothes.

Read our Dani Dyer live blog below for the latest updates…

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    CAUGHT BY CLUMSINESS

    The court heard Kimmence travelled to visit Mr Haynes and Mr Martin at their homes several times as he 'groomed them'.

    Documents sent to the victims by Kimmence included fake company names and an 'entirely fabricated' Gambling Commission number.

    These were riddled with errors, including 'miscalculated balances' and a misspelling of Kimmence's own name.

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    'PLANNED'

    The slimy defendant initially denied all charges – but changed his plea at the last minute, and coughed to five counts of fraud.

    Mr Martin died in November last year aged 91, while Mr Haynes suffers from Alzheimer's.

    Prosecutor Mike Mason said: "This was a very unpleasant fraud against two men who Mr Kimmence deliberately targeted.

    "He targeted them because they were old, they were vulnerable and somewhat isolated.

    "This wasn't something he migrated into from a friendship. This was something he planned."

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    RIP OFF

    Sammy's company received money from customers which it would use to place bets on horse races, on their behalf.

    But Portsmouth Crown Court heard Kimmence took the clients on when the business went into liquidation, falsely claiming he was authorised to provide financial services.

    One victim was left "living on the breadline" after the dodgy dealer splashed the cash in nightclubs and on a personalised number plate for his Mercedes.

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    SLEAZY SAMMY

    The TV star's partner, 25, posed as a financial investor to defraud two vulnerable victims, 80 and 90, out of their hard-earned cash – and splashed his ill-gotten gains on expensive restaurants, hotels and clothes.

    But yesterday he burst into tears as he began a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for the crime – just months after he and Love Island star Dani, 24, welcomed their son.

    Sleazy Sammy, a stockbroker and amateur football player, persuaded Peter Marin and Peter Haynes to allow him to invest their money for them.

    His victims were clients at legitimate investment company Equine Global Sports Limited, where Kimmence worked as a senior trader.

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    IGNORING THE CHAOS

    Ignoring her boyfriend's court appearance completely, the Love Island star shared her struggle of packing for a five-month-old in an Instagram Story post yesterday.

    "Holiday packing and Santi's stuff takes up most of the room already," she told fans on Instagram.

    "I over pack as it is but with a baby OMG!"

    She then appeared bright and smiley as she updated her followers on how she's getting on with weaning her baby son.

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    CONVINCED OF A LIGHT SENTENCE

    Dani fully expected her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence to be let off prison – and even bought him a ticket to go on holiday this week, it is reported.

    The conman wept in the dock yesterday as he was jailed for 42 months after scamming two pensioners out of £34,000.

    Dani has ignored the sentencing on social media so far and instead shared that she was jetting off with their five-month-old baby Santiago on Wednesday.

    Now a source close to Dani alleges she was expecting Sammy to be "let off" from the charges and thought he'd be joining them on holiday.

    The insider told the Mail Online: "Dani was convinced he would be let off.

    "She had booked the holiday for herself, Sammy and their son Santi, but now she's having to go without him."

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    OLD FLAME

    Before Dani went into the villa, she and Kimmence had a relationship that ended in a series of rows.

    Once her romance with fellow Love Islander Jack Fincham came to an end, she and Sammy got back together.

    In January, the couple welcomed their first-born child, and pals say Dani will stand by her boyfriend.

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    LAVISH LIFE

    Dani, the daughter of EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, didn't appear at her boyfriend's side as he arrived at court.

    Kimmence was due to be sentenced last month, but the hearing was delayed – meaning he got to spend his first Father's Day at home with family.

    Kimmence and Dani live a lavish lifestyle, sharing a £725k home in Essex, and posting about trips to Ibiza and expensive spa days on social media.

    Dani, who won the hearts of the nation when she appeared on Love Island, played no part in the fraud.

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    RAF HERO CONNED

    Mr Haynes, who had a career in the RAF before his retirement, said in a statement: "In one go all the savings I have accrued over my working life were wiped out. My bank account shows zero.

    "I have been sick with worry at my situation and have lost a lot of weight from stress and worry.

    "It is no exaggeration to say I was left living on the breadline because of his actions and dishonesty."

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    OAPS DUPED

    Kimmence convinced Mr Martin to give him his internet banking password, credit card and bank card.

    Mr Mason said: "In other words, he ceded financial control to Mr Kimmence. It is akin to the fox getting a key to the chicken pen.

    "Mr Martin considered him a friend right up until he died, which tells us a little about the energy he put in to grooming these old men."

  • John Hall

    CAUGHT BY CLUMSINESS

    The court heard Kimmence travelled to visit Mr Haynes and Mr Martin at their homes several times as he 'groomed them'.

    Documents sent to the victims by Kimmence included fake company names and an 'entirely fabricated' Gambling Commission number.

    These were riddled with errors, including 'miscalculated balances' and a misspelling of Kimmence's own name.

  • John Hall

    'PLANNED'

    The slimy defendant initially denied all charges – but changed his plea at the last minute, and coughed to five counts of fraud.

    Mr Martin died in November last year aged 91, while Mr Haynes suffers from Alzheimer's.

    Prosecutor Mike Mason said: "This was a very unpleasant fraud against two men who Mr Kimmence deliberately targeted.

    "He targeted them because they were old, they were vulnerable and somewhat isolated.

    "This wasn't something he migrated into from a friendship. This was something he planned."

  • John Hall

    RIP OFF

    Sammy's company received money from customers which it would use to place bets on horse races, on their behalf.

    But Portsmouth Crown Court heard Kimmence took the clients on when the business went into liquidation, falsely claiming he was authorised to provide financial services.

    One victim was left "living on the breadline" after the dodgy dealer splashed the cash in nightclubs and on a personalised number plate for his Mercedes.

  • John Hall

    SLEAZY SAMMY

    The TV star's partner, 25, posed as a financial investor to defraud two vulnerable victims, 80 and 90, out of their hard-earned cash – and splashed his ill-gotten gains on expensive restaurants, hotels and clothes.

    But yesterday he burst into tears as he began a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for the crime – just months after he and Love Island star Dani, 24, welcomed their son.

    Sleazy Sammy, a stockbroker and amateur football player, persuaded Peter Marin and Peter Haynes to allow him to invest their money for them.

    His victims were clients at legitimate investment company Equine Global Sports Limited, where Kimmence worked as a senior trader.

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