Penchant for Redheads was His Downfall

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Redheaded victim of international con man, Jonathan Kern, learned she was just one of many titian haired females who fell for his charms. Kern probably regrets conning Elizabeth Grzeszczyk, a fiery redheaded Yankee from Massachusetts. Grzeszczyk has been unrelenting in her quest to let the rest of the world know Kern is a scam artist. Grzeszczyk tells all in her newly published book, "I Fell in Love with a Con Man".

"I Fell in Love with a Con Man" is the true crime story of a professional independent redhead from New England who is swept off her feet by Dr. Jonathan Palmer, the glamorous British Formula One Grand Prix race car driver while she's on a business trip in South Beach, Florida. Months later Elizabeth's life crumbles when she learns her boyfriend is really Jonathan Nigel-Philip Kern, an internationally wanted con man who has made Dr. Palmer's life a nightmare by impersonating him all over the world. Determined not to let Kern ruin her life, Elizabeth fights back. Not only does she press charges against him, she surprises and enrages him by testifying against him at his court appeal in Paris.

Elizabeth's story has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, not only in the United States but abroad as well. In 2003, Elizabeth's story was featured in The Sunday Times in South Africa. Jonathan Kern's father, Cyril Kern, is a wealthy South African businessman who was involved in a scandal for loaning Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon $1.5 million.

Elizabeth appeared on Unsolved Mysteries along with Dr. Palmer. An abbreviated version of her story also appeared in Marie Claire

magazine "I Fell in Love with a Con Man and It Cost Me Everything" and in Sports Illustrated magazine "Sports Imposters-The Hall of Fakes".

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