‘Britain’s sickest love rat’ serial fraudster posed as a cop and a lawyer to con more vulnerable women out of thousands

‘Britain’s sickest love rat’ serial fraudster posed as a cop and a lawyer to con more vulnerable women out of thousands

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A SERIAL fraudster once branded Britain’s sickest love rat pretended to be a cop and a lawyer to con £7,000 from three more vulnerable women.

Stephen Davey’s victims included a single mum who thought he was helping her with a court case and her friend who he convinced he loved.

Cheshire Police photo of serial fraudster Stephen Davey, 49
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Davey, of Wandsworth, South London, also said he had bowel cancer and needed money for a scan.

He was arrested after not paying his hotel bill.

He has more than 40 convictions, conned three ex-wives and in 2016 was dubbed a sick rat for pretending he had cancer.

Davey, 49, admitted five frauds at Liverpool crown court this week and got four years in jail.

Det Con Laura Gilbert said: “He is a manipulative and despicable individual who knowingly preyed on extremely vulnerable victims.”


He was divorced by first wife Debbie Hastings in 1993 after swindling her out of thousands and going to jail.

Second wife Dawn Hargreaves kicked him out ­after five days when she found he used stolen cheques to pay for the wedding.

Davey then persuaded Liz Noble, 23, of Hartlepool, to become his third bride. In 2003 he was jailed for four years for stealing £8,000 from her.

A lanyard used by serial fraudster Davey, who pretended to be a police officer
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A lanyard used by serial fraudster Davey, who pretended to be a police officer[/caption]

Stephen Davey was jailed for four years at Liverpool Crown Court
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Stephen Davey was jailed for four years at Liverpool Crown Court[/caption]

Det Con Laura Gilbert said: 'He is a manipulative and despicable individual'
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Det Con Laura Gilbert said: ‘He is a manipulative and despicable individual’[/caption]

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