Contact Us

Bogus Bride Arrested After Being Paid £400 To Marry A Stranger

Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IHG

Weddings are supposed to be full of love, romance, and a lot of fun by spending time together. After years of getting to know one another, it’s a cute and special day. Elizabeth Balogh was arrested on her ‘special day’ after accepting a £400 payment to marry a complete stranger. Now who said marriage couldn’t pay off?

Just yesterday the 33-year-old was jailed, along with her intended husband after a scam was uncovered when registrars in Cardiff became very suspicious of Balogh and her 25-year-old fiancé Asif Hussain.

Prosecutor Hywel Hughes told Cardiff Crown Court: ‘It was  apparent that there was very little verbal communication between  the bride and groom’. He also said that it was ‘very odd’ that the couple wanted to get married ‘as quickly as possible’ and had arranged the wedding in a  matter of weeks.

Our newly wed couple soon admitted that their relationship was fake. They admitted it had been set up by Balogh’s cousin Valerie Farkas, 45, who played the role of interpreter because both didn’t speak a common language.

Hussain paid Balogh £400 to marry him after his student visa ran out. He hoped to stay in Cardiff to undertake a master’s degree  in business administration. The only degree he will be working on now is, “The Jail-Bird Degree”.

[Daily Mail]

Best Of Lite 98.7

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for LITEHOUSE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive LITEHOUSE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.