Police investigating an internet scam where pictures of tragic schoolboy Isaac Nash were allegedly used to con money from a woman in Canada are making good progress.
Gerri Schmidt, of Edmonton, Canada, was sent the pictures last year by a man she met on a dating website. He claimed to be a soldier living in Ghana and said Isaac was his son, called Peter.
Gerri sent a large amount of money to the man who she knew as David and planned to meet him. He said he would go to Canada with his son.
But she then discovered the pictures he had sent were of the 12-year-old Kirkburton schoolboy who was tragically swept out to sea during a family holiday to Anglesey in August 2014. His body has never been found.
Gerri told the Examiner the internet scammer had conned her out of money and she desperately wanted him caught.
She said: “I have been in touch regularly with the officer that was involved in my case.
“The officer involved forwarded information I had to the FBI, and the FBI is working on our case.
“I also want you and Issac’s parents, (Adam and Zoe Nash), to know that I am doing this for them as well.
“Our case is in the lawyer’s hands right now. I can tell you that there were about six or seven men that I know of who have been arrested and charged.
“Things are progressing in the courts now. It has not been easy for me or for the officer. I still struggle to get through each day as I am hurting financially.
“All I can say now is that it is in God’s hands and with his help these criminals will go to jail for a very long time.”