Love rat is branded ‘scum of the earth’

Janine Munroe with Adam Lloyd-Harris
Janine Munroe with Adam Lloyd-Harris

A STUDENT fleeced out of her £20,000 lifesavings by love-rat Adam Lloyd-Harris today branded him “scum of the earth”.

Lloyd Harris, from Peterlee, not only stole Janine Munroe’s heart, he emptied her bank account and ruined her life.

The conman charmed his way into the trainee nurse’s home, claimed he was a music executive working for Sony and flashed the cash on expensive holidays and presents.

“He even paid for a hypnotist – with my money – to hypnotise me when I started asking questions about the relationship,” said Janine, of Ryhope, Sunderland.

Now, after admitting defrauding Janine out of her savings, Lloyd-Harris is on the run having twice conned police into letting him go, claiming he is seriously ill with kidney failure.

Janine, 35, first met Lloyd Harris, 32, in February 2009.

Soon he was regularly staying over at her terraced home.

“He told me he was a music executive working for Sony. I would drive him to Durham Station every morning where I thought he was getting on a train to Leeds or London.”

Always seeming to have plenty of cash in his wallet, Lloyd-Harris led a “flash” lifestyle, always buying the best of everything. What Janine didn’t know, however, was that she was paying for all of this.

“He was using my credit cards, emptying my ISA account; he took all the savings I‘d built up to see me through university.

“To cover his tracks he’d come downstairs in the mornings and take all my post so I would never got any bank statements.

“When I confronted him about it, he broke down and said he was going to jump in front of a train.

“He was in such a bad way I called in an expert from Crisis to evaluate him.

“But they told me he had no mental health problems. I knew then I had to call in the police. He left my place with his laptop and the clothes on his back.”

As revealed in yesterday’s Mail, Lloyd Harris admitted theft and fraud at Newcastle Crown Court in December 2011. But he has since been on the run. Police in Nottingham caught up with him twice, but he slipped through the net after telling officers he was undergoing emergency treatment for kidney failure.

Janine added: “I’m not someone who is easily led and I’m not stupid. I just want other people to know what type of person he is.”