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Fake Surrogate Mum Conned Cornish Couple
6:02am 17th June 2014
A woman has been jailed after convincing a Cornish couple she was carrying their baby - and swindling money out of them.
Louise Pollard from Plymouth admitted three charges of fraud by pretending she would be a surrogate mum.
She was able to con her way to more than £10,000.
The 28 year old told them it was for things like rent and to fix the car - but then said she had a miscarriage when they asked to see a scan.
A court heard the former PA had genuinely carried two other children for couples in the past.
She spent that money on drugs debts.
She has been sent down for three years and four months.
Judge Graham Cottle at Bristol Crown Court said her actions were "deliberate, sustained, callous acts" that had left the family and another couple devastated.
He told her: "Using your skills as a fraudster, you earned their trust. You carried out one breathtaking deception after another, making them believe that you were going to provide them with what they desperately wanted."
Pollard previously hit the headlines when she offered to carry a baby for the son of Osama bin Laden.6:02am 17th June 2014
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