Anthony James Hill pleads guilty to fraud-related charges after stealing $28,000 from New Norfolk Golf Club

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A Tasmanian man who stole more than $28,000 from his golf club was convinced he would be able to pay it back when the woman he was in an online relationship with received her inheritance, a court has heard.

That “windfall” of money never came through and Anthony James Hill, 69, was left “financially devastated” and facing criminal charges after falling victim to a decade-long romance scam.

The Supreme Court in Hobart heard that before the scam Hill was “set up well financially”, with several assets including a property at Magra, cars and a houseboat.

In 2011, he entered “the world of…

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