April 1, 2013 9:54 pm

Local realtor a victim of impostor husband

It is a story that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie.

A woman marries a man she thinks is the man of her dreams until a surprise tip turns her life upside down.

Sheri Brown, a prominent Delta realtor, married Timothy Szabolcsi in 2012 after knowing him for six months.

“He was a complete gentleman. Always opened my car door, made me dinner every night, was just loving and caring, very kind.”

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Szabolcsi told Brown he was a psychiatrist from Beverly Hills. In reality, he was a convicted fraudster who, under a previous name, had spent a year in a Texas prison for posing and a physician.

“He’s very good at talking,” said Brown. “There’s a lot of people who don’t believe what he says, but there were a lot of people who truly believed. Including myself.”

Brown ended up supporting Szabolcsi with $50,000 of her own money, including cashing in her RRSPs, after he said his business assets had been frozen by his partners.

She knew none of his past, following a tip, she contacted CBS news in Dallas, which is very familiar with his past crimes.

The two have since divorced – but Szabolcsi has since moved to Econo Lodge in Surrey, where he now publicizes himself as the owner of a small business.

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