The curious, crooked life of Julia Holmes

In a life less ordinary, Julia Holmes defrauded people in the US, Ireland and Australia, spent time in jail on both sides of the Atlantic, was a bigamist, a successful social climber, and ultimately an enigma whose unexplained death now falls to a co

14th June, 2015
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Julia Holmes with Tom Ruttle: the pair were found dead last month in an apparent suicide pact

For Rosalyn Frazier, the biggest betrayal was when Julia Holmes defrauded the physician who saved the life of Rosalyn’s father.

“My Dad had cancer, and Dr Dennis Rose was the man who treated him successfully. Then, within a year or two of that, Julia had scammed Dr Rose. She took his money, a lot of money. She was evil. Dr Rose came to my wedding, he was a family friend, he saved my...

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