Dani Dyer’s jailed boyfriend Sammy Kimmence wrote a grovelling letter to a judge attempting to explain himself for defrauding two old aged pensioners out of £34,000.
The 25-year-old former stock broker claimed he was driven by ‘ego’ when he targeted two elderly gentlemen who he conned by claiming he would invest their money on horse racing bets.
He conned Peter Martin, from Hampshire, out of £26,000 – with the 91-year-old sadly passing away last year – and conned 81-year-old Peter Haynes, from Devon, out of £7,927.
But instead of investing money on behalf of the men, Portsmouth Crown Court heard that Sammy instead used the money to pay off his own debts and to bankroll his glamorous lifestyle.
Sammy – who shares a six-month-old son named Santiago with 24-year-old Love Island star Dani – has consequently been jailed for three and a half years for his crimes.
Before he was sentenced, Sammy wrote a letter to Judge Timothy Mousley QC in which he apologised for being an ‘awful human being’.
His letter – which was dated in court on Tuesday 13 July 2021, and shared with the press by Judge Mousley – states: “I would like to begin by apologising firstly for even having to write this letter to you. The crime I committed years ago was totally unacceptable and I take full responsibility for my actions which have led me to where I am now.
“When these crimes were committed, I was a completely different person, I was a youngster, driven by ego, opinions and looking like something I wasn’t.
“I looked up to people who I believed were successful which in reality they were far from it [sic].
“I understand that nothing will ever be able to justify my actions but what I can tell you is that I have come a long way from the person I was.
“I cannot erase the memory of how much of an awful human being I was, I can only learn from it which I feel like I have done over the years.
“I understand the impact that my actions have had, not only financially but emotionally, and the detriment that this has had on both Mr Haynes and Mr Martin and their families as well.
“Recently becoming a father myself, I now realise how much of an impact this can have not only one person [sic] but a family unit as a whole and I am ashamed to have put those families through everything that I have. For this, I am truly sorry.
“I have since been saving up money in order to repay all the monies lost to both Mr Haynes and Mr Martin, which I fully intend to do.”
Sammy plead guilty to four counts of fraud relating to the money he took from the late Mr Martin, and admitted a fifth charge of fraud in regards to the money he took from Mr Haynes.
Sentencing, Judge Timothy Mousley QC described the fraud as an “abuse of trust”.
He added: “You didn’t show any remorse immediately and I do not consider any remorse to be profound.”
Meanwhile, girlfriend Dani has been packing for a holiday – at the same time as when Sammy was being sentenced to jail – as she attempts to move on from the dramatic turn of events.
While just last month the pair were out together putting on a united front as they braced themselves for the possibility of Sammy being jailed over his crimes.
Dani previously vowed to stand by Sammy irrespective of the outcome of his case.
A source close to the couple told The Sun back in April – when Sammy was first warned in court he could be jailed: “She’s vowed to stand by him, he’s the father of her baby.”