Towie star ‘helped con retiree out of £27k’

Towie star Lewis Bloor helped con a retired social worker out of £27,000 in a £3m diamond investment scam, a court heard. The 31-year-old former Celebrity Big Brother contestant allegedly posed as ‘Thomas Harkin’ in the fraud that ran from May 2013 to June 2014, jurors heard. David Durose, QC, prosecuting, said ‘Harkin’ phoned the woman in July 2013 from Imperial Assets Solutions and said she could make a significant profit if she bought a £5,400 coloured stone. But when…

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