IN the hit Netflix documentary, the Tinder Swindler, conman Simon Leviev is followed by an entourage of people including a bodyguard and an associate.
Now, a British doctor has claimed to have briefly dated Leviev’s associate, Avishay. Here’s what we know about “Avi”.
Leviev’s friend had a cameo role in the hit documentaryCredit: simon.leviev.of/Instagram
Who is Simon Leviev’s business partner?
Avishay who went by “Avi” is an associate of Simon Leviev, the Israeli conman named Shimon Hayut, who posed as heir to a billion dollar diamonds company, revealed in the hit Netflix series, the Tinder Swindler.
A British doctor has claimed to have briefly dated Avishay in a whirlwind romance, where she met a group of his friends which included Simon and a “blonde Scandinavian girl.”
She said she met Avishay on Tinder and even went to Berlin with him decided she would prefer a relationship with someone who stayed in once place.
Was Avishay involved in Simon Leviev’s illegal activity?
The credits on the Tinder Swindler on Netflix say Avishay has never faced any charges through being the business partner of Simon Leviev.
He told his victims he was the son of Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev – but he was no relation to the family whatsoever.
He conned women across Europe, constantly “travelling for work” and living lavishly on the cash swindled from his previous target.
Leviev always promised to pay his dates back, but it was always with dodgy cheques, and incomplete bank transfers.
With the help of one of his victims Ayleen Charlotte, Leviev as eventually hunted down by Interpol in Greece.
The use of a fake passport in July 2019 saw him extradited to Israel and, in December that year, he was convicted of theft, fraud, and forgery.
He had become a wanted man in Israel, Sweden, England, Germany, Denmark, and Norway.
He was sentenced to 15 months in prison but was freed after just five due to good behaviour.
What has been said about Avishay?
As told by the MailOnline, the British doctor Sarah managed to swerve shelling out her savings to save Simon and his associates from “their enemies”.
The 36-year-old doctor had a “whirlwind relationship” with Avishay, after meeting him on Tinder in 2017.
She says she was wined and dined by him and treated to overnight hotel stays in London and Berlin.
However, the relationship “fizzled out” because she couldn’t see herself as part of his “crazy jet-set lifestyle”.
She explained that she bought her own flight back to Manchester when Simon burst in her bedroom saying that they had to scarper immediately to another county in Germany, after they were being tailed by their enemies.