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Jeremiah Deakin jailed for nearly two-and-a-half years over 'complex and unusual' fraud

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By Blake Foden
Updated May 16 2022 - 1:20pm, first published 3:00am
Jeremiah Deakin arrives at court on the day he was remanded in custody. Picture: Blake Foden

A fraudster has been jailed for nearly two-and-a-half years after posing as a female spy during a "complex and unusual" con, which netted him more than $718,000.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.