- Michael Fehsenfeld and Angel Exford dated for a few months
- In the process, Michael got Angel's credit card details
- When they broke up, he spent about R22,000 of her money on his new girlfriend
A British man stole about £1,200 (R22,000) of his ex-girlfriend's money to fund a vacation to Paris with his new girlfriend.
Police arrested 26-year-old Michael Fehsenfeld at Gatwick Airport recently as he was about to board a flight to Paris with his bae, w24.co.za reports.
His ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Angel Exford, had alerted police after noticing unauthorised payments on her credit card.
Angel shared her experience in a Twitter thread recently, Briefly.co.za gathered. She is a South African based in the UK and works as a dental hygienist.
Angel said she and Michael had dated for about three months from June this year. She recalled that he once claimed that he had lost his wallet while on a date at a nightclub.
She innocently gave him her credit card to pay the bill. However, it turns out that the fraudster kept the card's details unbeknown to her.
When Angel and Michael broke up, the former began noticing suspicious transactions on her credit card.
These included flowers and hotel bills. She realised it was Michael stealing her money when he bought two tickets to Paris. One of them was in his name. Angel explained:
I cancelled all my cards and as my card had been used for the flights I was able to access his boarding passes, one for him and one for his girl.
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Police swooped in on Michael and his new bae on 5 October. A court found him guilty of fraud and sentenced him to 26 weeks in prison and 150 hours of community service.
Angel's Twitter post went viral and has been trending under the hashtag #fraudbae. She shared the story to warn other girls:
Michael Modern lies to girls to steal their bank details to pay for other girls & LIKES. He stunts with other people's money for his fans. I’ve heard this has happened to other girls. Please be careful.
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