Simon Leviev Biography
Simon Leviev born Shimon Yehuda Hayut is an Israeli conman convicted of theft, forgery, and fraud. According to The Times of Israel, between 2017 and 2019 he allegedly conned an estimated $10 million from victims across Europe in a Ponzi scheme.
Simon Leviev Age
How old is Leviev? He is 32 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1990 in Ramat Elchanan, Bnei Brak, Israel
Simon Leviev Education
He has not disclosed information regarding where he attended College/University. This information is currently under review.
Simon Leviev Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Simon Leviev Family
eviev was born Shimon Yehuda Hayut in 1990 in Ramat Elchanan, Bnei Brak, Israel. He moved to Brooklyn, New York in the US with his family’s friends, who later accused him of misusing their credit cards at the age of 15. From the source done by Felicity Morris, Leviev has been committing minor cons like cheque fraud since he was a teenager.
Simon Leviev Dating|Polina
He is rumored to be in a relationship with an Israel model Polina although there is no photo to support the rumors. It’s not known when they started dating as Simon was released from prison in 2020. From other sources, there are claims that he is dating supermodel Konlin since he follows her on Instagram and she follows her as well
Simon Leviev Children
He likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Simon Leviev Tinder Swindler
Leviev is the talk of Netflix’s true story documentary, The Tinder Swindler which is based on the real-life story of Cecilie Fjellhoy, Ayleen Charlotte, and Pernilla Sjoholm, who were all conned by Shimon Hayut.
Leviev was born Shimon Yehuda Hayut in 1990 in Ramat Elchanan, Bnei Brak, Israel. He moved to Brooklyn, New York in the US with his family’s friends, who later accused him of misusing their credit cards at the age of 15. From the source done by Felicity Morris, Leviev has been committing minor cons like cheque fraud since he was a teenager. He later changed his legal name from Shimon Hayut to Simon Leviev, using the surname Leviev to pretend he was related to Lev Avnerovich Leviev, an Israeli businessman known as “The King of Diamonds.
Moreover, he was arrested by Interpol in Greece after using a forged passport in 2019. The same year, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in Israel but was released five months later as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Mirror, he later offered “business advice” for a fee via a website. According to The Times of Israel, in 2020 he pretended to be a medical worker to get the COVID-19 vaccine early. Hayut is also wanted for various fraud and forgery offenses by Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
Simon Leviev Criminals Activities and Arrest
Hayut was arrested and charged in Israel with theft, forgery, and fraud for cashing stolen checks. From the reports, he stole a checkbook belonging to a family while babysitting their child, and another’s while working as a handyman at their home in 2011. He never appeared in court, escaped the country across the border into Jordan with a fake passport under the name Mordechai Nisim Tapiro, and fled to Europe. In 2012, he was again allayed by an Israeli court and charged with theft and forgery of checks, as well as for leaving a five-year-old he was babysitting unattended.
In 2015, he was arrested in Finland and sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding several women. When arrested in Finland, he gave false information that he belongs to Israeli and was born in 1978 and was found with two forged Israeli passports, three forged Israeli driver’s licenses, two forged Israeli flight permits, and five forged American Express credit cards.
Simon Leviev LLD Diamonds
Upon completing his jail term earlier, he went back to Israel to be recharged and sentenced in 2017. However, according to The Times of Israel, he assumed a different identity by changing his legal name to Simon Leviev and fled the country again. Hayut traveled around Europe, pretending to be different people. He conned several women in Germany using the name Michael Bilton. In addition, he also presented himself as the son of Russian-Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev, using the dating app Tinder to contact women as Leviev, and tricked them into loaning him money that he never repaid.
He would pamper women with lavish gifts, taking them to dinners on private jets using money he borrowed from other women he previously conned. He would later pretend he was being targeted by his “enemies”, often sending the same messages and images pretending that his bodyguard was attacked, asking his victims to help him financially; they would often take out bank loans and new credit cards in order to help. He would then use the money gained through the deception to lure new victims, while essentially operating a Ponzi scheme. Later, he would pretend to repay his victims by sending forged documents showing fake bank transfers
Simon Leviev Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million.
Simon Leviev Social media Platforms
He deleted his Instagram account two days after the release of “The Tinder Swidler”