– A British woman Claire Liddle has been jailed for defrauding Osaze Odemwingie
– She pretended to work for a holiday company and asked to book his holiday
– The Briton also scammed Liverpool’s Andre Wisdom and a former Celtic boss
A British woman who stole more than £130,000 from Premier League footballers including Osaze Odemwingie and other business men was jailed for three years and eight months. Claire Liddle, 41 reportedly conned wealthy clients including Nigerian forward Peter Odemwingie, Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom and former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray by offering to organise their luxury holidays.
She was admitted the £82,000 scam from the footballers in 2014 thus escaping jail term but went on to steal another £22,000 from the chairman of telecommunications giant Lebara and £33,000 from the boss of sales solutions firm Flixmedia.
Liddle spent the money on presents for herself including alcohol and a Rolex watch. She was sentenced to 12 months for the first fraud on the footballers, and 16 months consecutive on each of the other two scams, making a total of 44 months.
Claire Liddle swindled Odemwingie out of £15,000 after the striker handed over his bank details the woman to help to organise his Miami honeymoon in 2012. She also stole at around £7,500 from Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom, while former West Brom and Celtic boss Tony Mowbray was stung for £30,000 after asking Liddle to arrange a holiday to Dubai for him and his family.