Serial conmen appear to have overtaken serial killers as the bad guys of choice for true-crime biopics and documentaries. The Tinder Swindler, Simon Leviev, has a Netflix expose running at the same time as UK ‘Puppet Master’ Robert Hendy-Freegard. Leviev persuaded gullible women he was the son of a billionaire diamond merchant, picking up an estimated £7.4 million in fraudulent loans from them. Hendy-Freegard spun a weird and wondrous tale about being an undercover spy and persuaded his victims they were IRA targets because they knew him. He made off it is reckoned with £1 million from his marks to live out his James Bond fantasy. Both men have served prison sentences for their crimes and Leviev is still wanted for fraud in several countries.
Leviev was born 27 September 1990 in Israel; and Hendy-Freegard 1 March 1971 in England.
Leviev is a Sun Libra square Uranus Neptune (Moon) in Capricorn, sextile Jupiter, trine Mars. Venus in Virgo trine Saturn, widely sextile Pluto.
Hendy-Freegard is a Sun Mercury in Pisces square Jupiter Neptune with a seductive Venus in Capricorn trine Pluto.
The common elements are Sun square Neptune = imaginative and slippery. Sun in aspect to Jupiter = confident (and lucky). Venus in earth sign plus Saturn and/or Pluto – emotionally cool and controlled and persuasive. Both have North Node in Aquarius – presumably in both cases unevolved and sliding back into primitive Leonine excesses. Not that Leo even in lesser mode is given to deceit but it does lust after a gold-plated lifestyle.
Both have notable 9th Harmonic charts which is often the case for financial frauds. 9th = search for pleasure.
Magician Derren Brown is born only two days before Hendy-Freegard so has virtually the same chart – turning his sleight-of-hands talents to better use.
There are no birth times which is a shame since I’d reckon the Pluto in each chart would be strongly placed. There is a strong element of coercive control in such men.
Another ‘charming’ Tinder fraudster who scammed £141,000 from a date, spinning tales being worth £6.8m with Hollywood connections and private jets, has been jailed for four years for fraud. Richard Dexter, 14 February 1983, (Companies House) persuaded his mark, an Indian national living in Dubai, to invest money into a multi-million pound biopharmaceutical technology deal, with the promise of big returns of around £1.8 million.
He is a Sun trine Pluto sextile Neptune which makes for a stratospherically ambitious temperament. His plausible Venus Mars in Pisces (shades of Jeffrey Epstein) was widely square Neptune; and he had an adventurous and risk-taking Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Like the two above he had a notable pleasure-seeking 9th Harmonic.