Mr Hunt subsequently remortgaged his house and took out loans and overdrafts to pay for various alleged costs, including medical treatment for "Rose" who he was told was starving to death and suffering from malaria.He also asked to borrow around £25,000 from his employer, a shipping company at Immingham Docks, but later retracted the request and resigned from his job shortly afterwards.
He was also sent a photograph of a woman purporting to be "Rose" and told Ms Smith he had met a "woman who was young and beautiful" and that "amazing things" were happening in his life.
Mr Hunt was asked to help transfer 2.9 million US dollars into the UK through customs, which he was led to believe would be used to help him and "Rose" build a life together in this country.
Speaking after the verdict, Lesley Smith, Mr Hunt's former girlfriend of around three years, condemned the internet fraudsters.
"These people are out to get people when they are very vulnerable and at a low ebb. "Philip was a very gentle gentleman, very quiet and reserved and very intelligent, which hearing the story today you find unbelievable but he was at a low ebb and it gets people at their most vulnerable." Detective Chief Inspector Danny Snee, of British Transport Police, said Mr Hunt had met "Rose" on a website in December 2008 and communicated with her through emails and texts.
Serial killer Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor was born in San Antonio, TX, in 1943.