There’s no fool like an old fool. Melbourne man Michael Nesci 76, decided to have a prostitute Wanita Knell 34 visit his home. He must have been happy with the service because he sought her company more frequently and showered her with money and gifts. But it wasn’t enough - Ms Knell wanted his help to buy a house so he took out a reverse mortgage on his home and gave her $110,000. About a month after the money was transferred into Ms Knell’s account, she didn’t want to see him any more. When reality dawned, he decided to take her to court to get his money back plus interest. He told the court that the money was not a gift but a loan and Ms Knell had promised to repay him with the payout she would receive from a legal case she had pending against a police officer.
Enter Mr Nesci's daughter who finds out what her father has done and goes berserk. Ms Knell said that the money was definitely a gift and he only went to police claiming extortion after his daughter found out that the family home had been mortgaged. The judge said that Mr Nesci had not produced enough evidence to prove that the money was in fact a loan and the thing that must have really hurt - he was ordered to pay Ms Knell's court costs.