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Georgia Steel and Thierry Henry’s A failed footballer-turned-catfisher swindled Love Island star Georgia Steel and Thierry Henry’s ex-wife out of thousands of pounds before his web of lies finally unravelled.

Medi Abalimba was once a promising £1.2million footballer but when the light on his career went out without much of a whimper and with with a taste for luxury he extraordinarily turned to a life of crime.

The conman put on the charm and spoke with a smooth American accent as he weaved his way into brunette beauty and Love Island star Georgia’s life by posing as a US Government agent ‘Miguel Johnson’ when he met the brunette beauty at a London nightclub in April 2019.
Over the next six weeks he won and dined Georgia by taking her to swanky restaurants in his chauffeur-driven Range Rover, and the shameless swindler even met her family at her 21st birthday party.

But their six-week relationship came to an abrupt end when Abalimba’s picture was published online of the pair outside a bar in the capital and her manager told her that he was really a convicted fraudster.

How he managed to swindle his way into Georgia’s life will be detailed in ITV’s new true-crime drama series Cons And Swindles: The Football Fraudster, which airs next Thursday.

Georgia Steel and Thierry Henry’s Age

Georgia Steel age is 46 years old.

Thierry Henry’s Age is 25 years old.

Thousands of pounds by posing as a US Government agent before his web of lies finally unravelled

Abalimba had only been released from prison for a year when he targeted the Love Island star and spent around £32,000 on her credit cards, leaving Georgia to be physically ill.
Speaking to The Sun, Georgia said he had ‘fooled everyone’ and it left her father feeling guilty and feeling like he had let her down.

‘It was a complete shock,’ she said. ‘I didn’t know who this person I’d let into my life was or what he was capable of.’

She added: ‘He was looking for targets. I was 20 and living alone in London, as my family were in Doncaster.

‘I didn’t realize then, but I was vulnerable. I was getting lots of attention and was away from the people I trusted. He exploited that.’

Abalimba, now aged 34, was arrested in September 2019 but by then he had already moved onto his next victim and swooned Thierry Henry’s ex-wife and model Claire Henry by pretending to be a US Navy Seal.

He was jailed a month later for breaching his conditions of his release on license but fed Claire a lie that he had been called back to Kuwait on military service.
They spoke on the phone every day for the next four months.

He conned Claire out of more than £50,000 after raiding her Coutts and HSBC accounts to stay at the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.

Bills at the Corinthia and membership for Dubai’s Al Habtoor Polo Resort cost Ms Henry £38,839.11, while Abalimba spent another £13,000 on ‘general expenditure’.
‘Charming’ Abalimba met Claire-who is known for starring in Renault’s ‘va va voom’ adverts-at the Soho House private members’ club in central London and told her name was Miguel Johnson, a Navy Seal.

The former Derby County, Oldham Athletic, Fulham, and Crystal Palace player would ask her to pay for things and make her feel sorry for him when she asked for the money back.

When she noticed money starting to disappear from her account she tried to end their relationship, but Abalimba put of a ‘full performance of hysteria’ and said his grandfather had died.

She had ‘genuine feelings of love’ for Abalimba, whose name ‘she didn’t even know’.

He admitted 15 counts of fraud and confessed to using a forged Illinois driving license and fake debit card in the name ‘M J Gonzalez Business’. He was jailed for four years and two months.

Abalimba had previously been jailed in 2014 for four years after posing as former Chelsea player Gael Kakuta in an almost identical scam.

He used the former Premier League player’s identity to run up tabs at five-star hotels, fancy nightclubs and luxury shops around the country.

Abalimba would then make excuses or produce stolen credit cards when asked to settle the bill.

He then ran up a £104,000 bill at the plush Rosewood Hotel in central London.

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He used another man’s card to spend more than £10,000 at the five-star Rosewood which had been altered to show the name ‘Miguel Gonzalez’.

He also posed as a wealthy guest to persuade a concierge to spend £104,911 at the Rosewood Hotel on his behalf.
The fraudster then lied to another man that he could pay him back if he spent over £1,250 to rent a Range Rover for him.

He ran up a £5,000 bar tab at Manchester’s Club Liv, splashing out up to £500 on two a bottles of champagne and £200-a-bottle Dom Perignon before using the nightclubs backdoor to step into the awaiting chauffeur-driven silver Bentley.

Abalimba took four girls from Manchester on an £1,100 helicopter tour over London before having them stay with him at an £800 a night rented mansion in Berkshire, which he claimed was his home.

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He tried to spend around £28,000 on clothes at Selfridges, in Manchester, including a £765 pair of shoes, £575 shirt and £3,950 earrings for his mother.