Paul Davies and former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt look nothing alike, but that didn’t stop the Welsh supermarket worker from using a picture of Garbrandt in his Tinder profile to allegedly swindle several women out of large sums of cash.
Davies, according to the BBC, had used a photo of Garbrandt in his Tinder profile, which Davies used to meet women. The report states that Davies would make contact with various women through Tinder and then start “spinning stories” to swindle said women out of money.
The swindler would use the fake name “Aaron Edwards” on the profile, instead of his real name, which is Paul Davies. The money that Davies was swindling from the various women would allegedly be used to fund his gambling addiction.
Edwards, or Davies, was revealed as a catfisher after a friend of one of the victims identified the Tinder profile pic as Garbrandt. The BBC reports that one victim had given Davies approximately ￡8,500 or $10,500 USD, while a bunch of other victims had allegedly given Davies ￡7,700 or $9,500 USD in total.
A court hearing took place this past Friday and Davies was sentenced to 34 months in prison after being found guilty on eight counts of fraud by false representation. Davies must serve a total of seventeen months in prison before parole can be considered.