Wine fraud scam paid for boob job by selling plonk

on 11/10/13 at 4:09 pm

Booze News

imagesA fraudster who sold ‘plonk’ to hundreds of fine wine investors in a £4.5million scam to pay for her ‘boob job’ was jailed for almost four years yesterday.

Dina Snelling, 35, blew £10,000 on breast enlargement surgery after tricking hundreds of retired and elderly victims into buying ‘fine vintages that were often little more than plonk’.

The crooked businesswoman and her family enjoyed ‘extravagant’ holidays jetting off to Australia to stay in five star hotels and renting flash cars and luxury homes after conning victims out of their life savings.

The mother of one also used the cash to pay for rent and removal costs when she subsequently moved to Australia.

She boasted on Twitter of her lavish lifestyle, dining at Claridges and the Mayfair Hotel, trips to the opera and nights out at the Sugar Hut Village nightclub in Brentwood, Essex, which is owned by Towie star Mick Norcross and is a favourite haunt of celebrities including Katie Price and Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding.

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