Boston

Man jailed for ‘devastating’ fraud of vulnerable victims

A fraudster who targeted two vulnerable women in Boston has been jailed for five years.

Stuart Vissers, from Southampton, pleaded guilty to eight separate offences of fraud and money laundering.

Lincoln Crown Court heard how he also tried to intimidate the witnesses before the trial.

The 43-year-old used multiple identities to sell his disabled victims technology products before he changed tactics to sell them fake investment opportunities.

Over a three year period Vissers managed to defraud the victims, previously named as Caron Oyston and Gail Carvalho, out of their life savings.

He used the money to buy himself gifts, go on holidays and on lots of gambling.

Vissers was targeting the same women as a ‘carer’ called Alexandra Rust, who was jailed for two years in 2017.

Officer Chris Roberts, from the economic crime unit, said: “Although the victims have endured overwhelming upset and devastating financial losses they have found the strength to look to the future.

“They want to let other people know, who may currently feel isolated and vulnerable due to fraud, that help is available and that things can improve.”

Anyone who has been the victim of fraud or know someone who may have been affected should report it to police on 101 or though Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.