The man was arrested at the airport after using his ex-girlfriend’s card, which he stole from her to book for a holiday in Paris with his new girlfriend.
29-year-old Angel Ekford, 26, from Michael Feissfeld, 26, a few months before their relationship broke down in September.
On the day before the breakup, he claimed that he had lost his wallet, so she gave him his wallet to pay for the food.
He used the opportunity to take data of his card and block it on social networks, the money began to mysteriously leave her account.
Her ex-boyfriend with a new girlfriend intercepted by police at Gatwick Airport
From flowers to hotel rooms, the final straw came when flights and accommodation in Paris were paid for with her card.
She realized that he was lending another girlfriend gifts and a romantic getaway – so she decided to take revenge.
Miss Exford found out when Mr. Feisenfeld was due to fly to Paris and turned up at Gatwick Airport to catch him on October 5, where the police were ready to arrest him.
Dental Hygienist, from South London, shared his story on Twitter, where he became a virus with the #fraudbae hashtag.
Mr. Fechensfeld pleaded guilty to fraud at the Camberwell See Magistrates Court on October 22 and was later sentenced to 26 weeks ’punishment suspended for two years, as well as to 150 hours of public service monitored.
Miss Exford received compensation, while her former lover remained fraudulent in her record for taking her card details and using them with intent.
Miss Exford, a dental hygienist from Lambeth, in south London, said:
“We only met for two or three months, and I was starting to like him very much. We met at an event in the summer, and this was a physical attraction at the initial stage. He seemed like a good normal guy, and we got along well.
“But in July, when he was at Camden’s nightclub, he said that he had lost his wallet. I agreed to pay for the date, and he took my card to pay. It did not even occur to me that he would steal my data and use my money to spoil his real girlfriend.
“After this date, he blocked me in all social networks, which I thought were strange. Then a month later I noticed that the money disappeared from my account.
“I could not believe it, flowers and flights to Paris were just part of what he bought.”
Miss Exford could not see her post, so she forced her friends to follow him on social networks to find out what he was doing.
Then, when the easyJet transaction appeared on her account, she had a link to the flight on which she tracked his details – exposing him and his other friend as people who were booked for a trip to France.
“Thanks to my friends who helped collect all the evidence from Twitter, where he wrote that he was going to Paris, I was able to go to the police.
“I canceled all my cards, and when my card was used for flights, I was able to get access to his boarding passes, one for him and one for my girlfriend.
“Then we decided to confront Michael with the police at Gatwick Airport, and he was arrested.”
Just like flowers and a trip to Paris, the scammer used Miss Exford’s money to pay for Sky TV subscriptions, advice and parking bills, and purchases on his Instagram account – for a total of £ 1,200.
She decided to publicly expose her rat-love on social networks, and her post has since become viral with thousands of likes and repeated tweets.
After writing a long thread on Twitter, she posted:
“I hesitated a bit to expose Michael Faxenfeld because I didn’t want my business to be like this and I just couldn’t handle it.
“However, he really took p *** out of my life and disgraced me to a completely new level, when I was nothing more than kind to him.
“Now I, like f ***, it is humble, to be a better person c ***.
“That’s why people feel the need to walk on me! I’m so over it. I want him not to do this to anyone else.
Mr. Fechensfeld’s social media accounts are also at the center of the scandal, faced with the onslaught of angry girls who mocked his actions.