Dani Dyer failed to acknowledge her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence’s legal dramas as she packed for a holiday with their son on Wednesday.
While the Love Island star, 24, was documenting her holiday preparation on Instagram, her boyfriend was weeping as he was jailed for more than three years for scamming two elderly men out of £34,000 by posing as a financial investor.
Sharing videos with her 3.4m followers, Dani marvelled at the amount of space the tot, seven months, was taking up before discussing his weaning – however failed to address Sammy’s legal woes which were happening during her filming.
Going away: Dani Dyer failed to acknowledge her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence’s legal dramas as she packed for a holiday with their son on Wednesday
Dani shared videos of her washbag sitting among her packing and added a caption reading: ‘Holiday packing and Santi’s stuff takes up most of the room already. I overpack as it is but with a baby OMG!’
She went on to share an incredibly sweet video of Santi playing on a mat and looking at a mirror before sharing her video about his eating.
Her sweet videos came during Sammy’s hearing, where he was seen sobbing when he found out of his lengthy jail stint following his deception.
Sammy, 25, duped Peter Martin, 91, and Peter Haynes, 81, by persuading the vulnerable pensioners to let him to invest their money for them and then splashed out on expensive restaurants, hotels and clothes.
Heading off: While the Love Island star, 24, was documenting her holiday preparation on Instagram, her boyfriend was weeping as he was jailed for more than three years for scamming two elderly men out of £34,000 by posing as a financial investor
His victims had been clients of Sammy when he worked as Senior Trader at Equine Global Sports Limited, a company which subsequently went into liquidation.
The company received money from customers which it would use to place bets on horse races, on their behalf.
After this company ceased trading, he contacted two of his elderly clients and pretended he would continue investing their money in the same way, but instead used it to fund his lifestyle, paying for restaurants and booking a hotel in Ibiza.
He also spent their cash in nightclubs and on a personalised number plate for his Mercedes, leaving one victim ‘living on the breadline’.
Mr Martin, who lived in Havant, Hants, died in November last year aged 91 while Mr Haynes suffers from Alzheimer’s.
Packing up: Dani shared videos of her washbag sitting among her packing and added a caption reading: ‘Holiday packing and Santi’s stuff takes up most of the room already. I overpack as it is but with a baby OMG!’
On Wednesday, Sammy, of Rayleigh, Essex, who had denied all the charges before a last minute change of plea, was sent to prison for five counts of fraud, totalling £33,919.
Standing in the dock at Portsmouth Crown Court, Hants, Sammy, dressed in a black suit, spoke only to confirm his name before sobbing during the hearing as his dishonesty was outlined and he was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Prosecutors said Sammy ‘groomed’ his elderly victims, likening his fraud to ‘a fox getting a key to the chicken pen’ and said Mr Martin had considered ‘him a friend right up until he died.’
Prosecutor Mike Mason said: ‘This was a very unpleasant fraud against two men who Mr Kimmence deliberately targeted…
Sweet: Santi was born in January. Dani has not specified where they are going on holiday
‘He targeted them because they were old, they were vulnerable and somewhat isolated. This wasn’t something he migrated into from a friendship. This was something he planned.’
The court heard Sammy travelled to visit Mr Haynes and Mr Martin at their homes several times as he ‘groomed them’. Documents sent to the victims by Sammy included fake company names and an ‘entirely fabricated’ Gambling Commission number.
These were riddled with errors, including ‘miscalculated balances’ and a misspelling of Sammy’s own name.
Mr Mason said these letters demonstrated ‘some pre-thinking’ as the letters ‘set these men up to believe this was an established, credible business’.
Tough times: Dani is the daughter of Danny Dyer and shot to fame on Love Island in 2018
Sammy convinced Mr Martin to give him his internet banking password, credit card and bank card.
Mr Mason said: ‘In other words he ceded financial control to Mr Kimmence. It is akin to the fox getting a key to the chicken pen. Mr Martin considered him a friend right up until he died, which tells us a little about the energy he put in to grooming these old men.’
Mr Martin’s money was used by Sammy on holiday in Ibiza, in an Essex nightclub and to shop at Waitrose as well as paying car payments for his flashy Mercedes A-class with a personalised number plate.
Sammy convinced Mr Martin to give him his internet banking password, credit card and bank card
His statement was read out in court, which said: ‘I have been left at times very stressed over having now given £1,000s to Sammy, who I thought was investing it for me. This whole process with Sammy has affected my trust in people.’
Dani is the daughter of Danny Dyer and shot to fame on Love Island in 2018.
Before the show, she had been in a relationship with Sammy but struck up a relationship with Jack Fincham in the villa before going on to win the reality show.
She rekindled her romance with Sammy shortly after and there have been rumours that the pair may be getting married in the near future.