Wright

Date of Entry: 01/01/20xx
Surname: Wright
Christian Names: Samuel Raynor
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Hobart
Service #: NIL
Service: NIL
Branch: NIL
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
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We at ANZMI have a particular dislike for those reptiles that can generally be called ‘love rats’ and Samuel Raynor Wright certainly fits the profile.

‘Love rats’ are probably best defined as odious creatures, unfortunately usually males, who have affairs or sexual relationships with more than one partner at the same time and usually swearing undying love to each.

But as if being a ‘love rat’ wasn’t bad enough, Sammy Wright also cheated his various female victims out of their money. To aid in his multiple deceptions, Wright claimed to be dying from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. And it gets worse.

To add an extra colourful layer to his lies, he also boasted that he had served as a US Marine sniper in Iraq and had been wounded in action. That little throw-away information was enough to set ANZMI on his tail. We not only despise Aussie and Kiwi imposters and wannabes, but we are more than happy to take up the cudgel if another country’s military reputation is tarnished. The truth about ‘Marine sniper’ Samuel Wright is that he is a one-time postie from the Hobart suburb of Berridale with no military service anywhere so far as we can determine.

Needless to say, Wright’s ‘porkies’ eventually saw him come undone, putting him before a court where he was jailed for 10 fraud charges involving a sum $12,000.

This sordid story began in 2013 and continued on into 2014 when Wright put himself ‘out there’ by way of on-line dating sites. During this time he had so many women on the go that he began calling each of them ‘Bloss’ (short for ‘Blossom’) so that he wouldn’t be caught out using the wrong name. And as is generally the case with blokes like him, Wright used the women’s vulnerability to extract cash from them while also claiming to be under chemo treatment for his ‘cancer’.

He extracted $2000 from one unfortunate woman by claiming his military pension was late and he needed the money for rent. On another occasion, he used his ‘terminal cancer’, saying he had ruined his morphine pump when it fell into the toilet. Probably wiping tears from her eyes, this ‘girlfriend’ also coughed up $2000 to replace the non-existent unit. He used a similar ruse to extort $5217 for so-called ‘pain medication.

Each of the women Wright ‘borrowed’ from was told that he would repay them from a will. A sort of ‘the cheques in the mail’ promise!

Fortunately, Sammy Wright’s nefarious stories began to come unstuck; no doubt by having too many irons in the fire at the same time and the Tasmania Police paid him a visit in June 2014. But it seems that Wright thought his ‘cancer’ story might be believed, so he once again spun his story to investigating detectives. But unlike his unfortunate female victims, the police had ways and means of blowing Sam’s stories out of the water.

They checked with Wright’s GP, only to be told that he hadn’t seen the ‘terminally ill’ Wright for years. Oh dear!

On 10 January 2015, a number of Wright’s victims sat in the public gallery of the Hobart Magistrate’s Court as he did the only decent thing he could and pleaded guilty to all 10 counts of obtaining goods by false pretences. Unfortunately, one victim was not in the gallery to witness Wright’s ignominious defeat; she had committed suicide before the police had a chance to lay charges. The death of that woman serves to add a terrible element to what was already a very grubby tale.

But we would like to think that those unfortunate women felt a certain amount of satisfaction when Wright appeared for sentence on 16 January 2015.

The defence lawyer appearing for Wright painted a picture of an unfortunate drug addicted man with an as yet undiagnosed mental illness. He told the court that his client was prepared to pay the $12,000 back to the women using his superannuation. Seems that the magistrate wasn’t buying the story, probably something to do with a previous conviction Wright had for defrauding his former employer, Australia Post, of $16,000.

In any event, he sentenced ‘love rat’ Samuel Raynor Wright to 9 months imprisonment, the last 3 months to be suspended on condition he be of good behaviour for 3 years. Take him down!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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