Amir Tofangsazan has already served several terms in prison for assaulting women.
A “sinister” catfish has been jailed for the third time after using dating applications to cheat women for more than a decade.
Amir Tofangsazan, 33, used photos of the male model in his profiles on social media and claimed to be a trauma surgeon or lawyer.
For 13 years, many women lent him money that he never repaid.
This “pervert” scammer even managed to get one of his victims to sleep with him by convincing her that he was her boyfriend’s boyfriend and by helping her fulfill her sexual fantasy by watching other men have sex with her.
He was jailed for seven years and nine months in 2015. While serving that sentence, he was transferred to an open prison in 2018, where he returned to his violent habits and swindled women out of 5,300 pounds.
He was convicted again and, in addition to his sentence, was given a three-year prison term and a Criminal Behavior Order (CBO) that restricted the use of his phone and laptop and completely prohibited him from using dating applications.
The 33-year-old man is described as a “pervert” and a “danger to women” (Photo: SWNS).
He served less than half of the additional three years and was released on November 4, 2019, having waited only a week to go after women again.
He had contacted three of his former victims on Tinder and WhatsApp, but was discovered when one of the women recognized someone she knew from one of his stolen photos.
Tofangsazan, from Barnet in north London, used a police-registered phone to create the same fake identities and use Tinder and Bumble, despite a ban on doing so.
He was charged with six violations of his CBO by using prohibited dating sites, possessing a second and third cell phone, possessing a laptop not known to police, and being at a location other than his registered address.
He was recently convicted of violating a warrant (Photo: Getty Images).
Although he initially denied the allegations, he pleaded guilty in Wood Green court in November.
The same court yesterday sentenced him to another three years in prison, calling him a “menace to women” after convicting him of 43 felonies in 13 years.
Judge John Dodd QC told him, “You stole the identities of two men, essentially to make your way into the love and lives of women you met on online dating sites. As I understand it, this practice is called “catfishing”.
You have behaved in a most shameful and in some respects perverse manner, at least towards some of these women, and this criminality is evidenced by the fact that you have been given a substantial prison sentence.”
Surprisingly, while serving your sentence and being transferred to open execution at the end of your sentence, you resumed this behavior.
Wood Green The court sentenced Tofansazan to another three years in prison (Photo: Rex)
“You have started lying and cheating women again by creating a fake profile of your son on online dating sites.”
You chose two specific profiles and posed as a lawyer or personal injury attorney. You stole the identities of two of these people and used their photos to lure these women into your fraud network.
“I understand you are trying to reconnect with your three victims.”
“I think it’s fair to say that your motivation was to continue to attack women you think are vulnerable.
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It’s especially scary, I think, when you know they’ve stepped in and you use a new false identity to attack them again. As if they haven’t suffered enough already.
“While it is true that there are no material allegations of fraud, your conduct since your last release from prison demonstrates why the CBO is so important in your case.”
An excerpt from the psychiatrist’s report in the Tofangsazan case was read in court.
According to him, “he seems to have had ambivalent feelings toward women, wanting to be closer to them on the one hand, but probably feeling hostility toward them on the other.”
Judge Dodd said it was an “uncomfortable paragraph to read.” He added: “Your story reveals deeply repugnant behavior that tarnishes the souls of your victims. It is clear that you have not learned any important lessons”.
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