Master conwoman guilty of £4.2m scam on top jeweller

A master conwoman who swapped diamonds worth £4.2m worth for worthless pebbles under the nose of one Britain’s top jewellers is facing years behind bars. Nicholas Wainwright, chairman of Boodles in Mayfair was set up by a gang who wined and dined the jeweller at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, pretending they wanted to buy $13m (£9.4m) of gems. Romanian Lulu Lakatos, 60, targeted then posed as a gemologist and flew to London to examine the stones he offered….

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