THE SUN EXCLUSIVE
Married bank worker John Skermer sent mum of two £45,000 Sarah over two years.
When she got pregnant by him, he paid her £5000 to have an abortion.
But devastatingly she then discovered he was a fraudster who’d stolen over £2million from Barclays. After admitting fraud, he was jailed for seven years.
When Sarah Roderick, 37 met banker John Skermer through an internet dating website, she quickly fell for him.
The mum of two was recently separated and she found herself inexplicably drawn to him. He admitted he was married with two kids but said his marriage was on the rocks. He and his wife led separate lives also told him his marriage was pretty much over.
They got chatting and he told her he was an IT software engineer manager for Barclays who earned £300,000 a year and was running a team of 250 people.
Over the next year they fell in love with Skermer bombarding Sarah with hundreds of texts, messages and photos of himself and even his house and children. Sarah believed she’d found her soulmate and he paid over £45,000 into her bank account to help with bills – even telling her he would buy her a £300,000 house. Although they only ever met twice, she became pregnant by him, undergoing a termination (which he paid £5K for her to go privately.)
Despite this they continued their affair by text and phone – he told her he loved her and she imagined it was only a matter of time before he left his wife for her.
However on 10th Dec 2013 he suddenly and devastatingly ended their affair in a text – telling her to delete his number from her phone. Shockingly eight days later she saw in a newspaper he’d been arrested on fraud charges. He’d stolen £2.1 million from Barclays.
But even more shocking for Sarah was reading how he’d been spending £2M on escorts. One, a thai prostitute had been wined and dined to the tune of £1million. She believed she was the only other woman. She felt betrayed and dirty that she’d accepted his money, which was stolen. She believed he was naturally very wealthy. He’d made promises to her and she believed one day they’d be together. She can’t believe she was so taken in by him and doesn’t know if she can ever trust another man.
Sarah’s story was very sought after by all the national press and it has now appeared over two pages of The Sun newspaper.
Sarah has since gone on to talk about what happened on ITV’s Loose Women…
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