'Duped out of thousands of pounds by my perfect fiancé'
Sacher Barker thought she’d met the man of her dreams in Richard Winter. Richard swept her off her feet with his charm, success and wealth and the couple lived a lavish lifestyle of five star holidays, expensive cars and gifts.
But when her partner claimed his funds had been ‘frozen’ during his divorce, Sacher gradually loaned him her life savings, on his promise of reimbursement. But one morning Richard went out to buy coffee, and never returned. Left devastated and ashamed Sacher began trying to put her life back together.
Last week, after a long legal battle, a judge told Mr Winter he must pay his former lover more than £300,000 in damages for his deceit.