He used this and other lies to get them to pay him sums of money.'The defendant met the first victim on dating website
Reynolds led his double life for two years excusing long absences by claiming he was away on active service when he was actually at home 80 miles away with his wife and children.
The project was approved in 2007 and construction began in 2009 on the central section and connections to existing lines that will become part of the route.
An almost entirely new line will branch from the main line at Whitechapel to Canary Wharf, crossing under the River Thames, with a new station at Woolwich and finally connecting with the North Kent Line at the Abbey Wood terminus.
The statement added: 'I feel ashamed and guilty that I allowed this to happen to my family.'My dad was over the moon that I had Ian to look after me, now he worries more than ever.'I thought 'what is money?
' when his life was on the line.'For him to involve his children is abhorrent and for his mother to be involved is twisted.'Reynold's other victim, who lost nearly £4,000, told the court: 'Hate is a strong word, but I hate Ian for what he did to me and my family.' A Match spokesman said: 'We welcome the conviction of Ian Reynolds and extend our deepest sympathies to his victims.'At Match, safety is our highest priority and we encourage members to keep conversations on the site, messaging service or app, so that there is a record of communications and any concerns can be quickly reported and investigated.'Requests for money or financial assistance are never acceptable.