Semia B., a Belgian woman who was not fully identified, is on trial for pretending to love seven men and scamming them. Her story includes signs of a sociopath.
Nele Poelmans, the public prosecutor, claimed Semia B took a total of 385,000 euros over three years, although one of the victims put the total at 550,000 euros.
According to a news report in The Brussels Times:
The men were questioned and all gave similar statements. The woman promised a longterm relationship, but it never came to that. According to public prosecutor Poelmans, there also weren’t any sexual relations. “The victims had to undergo an std-test first, or she would find another excuse.” According to the prosecutor’s office, it’s clear the woman never intended to have a real relationship.
Semia B.’s attorney said the men gave her everything as gifts, according to the news report. The woman herself denied everything:
“With my hand on my heart, I can say that I never did anything wrong, I never intended to hurt anyone and I’ve always been honest,” she said at the hearing.
The news article included several details that describe the signs of a sociopath:
- Semia B. targeted men who were cognitively impaired, lonely or naive.
- She immediately started talking about trips, living together and getting married.
- She quickly started asking for money to solve her financial problems.
- She was seeing multiple men at the same time.
- She used different identities.
- She found excuses to not have sexual relationships with the men. This is a form of control — keeping the men on the hook.
- Semia B. claims to always be honest.
Semia B. could get 40 months in prison. If she is convicted, she’ll probably figure out how to run a scam from prison.
Woman risks 40 months in prison for allegedly scamming 7 vulnerable men, on BrusselsTimes.com.
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