London: A notorious conman in Britain, who pretended to be friends with Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and singer Robbie Williams, has claimed he had sex with 2,500 women.
By posing as a wealthy hospital consultant, a barrister and a merchant banker, 48-year-old Paul Bint - nicknamed "King Con" - boasted he earned two million pounds from his life of crime.
Among Bint`s unwitting victims were those who fell for his spectacular lie that he was actually the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Daily Mail reported.
In reality, Bint`s only known legitimate occupation was when he briefly trained as a hairdresser in his teens.
He said his ability to suit his appearance and lifestyle to back up his audacious lies caused women to fall in love with him.
"I would imagine there are some of them who may be never got over that betrayal and find it very hard to trust another man. So I feel exceptionally ashamed for the hurt I have caused. If I could go back 25 years and start again, I would," he said.
Bint`s criminal record dates back to the age of 15. He stole a stethoscope at the age of 21 and went on to pose as a doctor in hospital wards.
He also claimed to be the Duke of Arundel to obtain a Ferrari. But his favourite modus operandi has been playing the role of a barrister.
Bint claims to have spent two million pounds on super cars, diamond jewellery and five-star holidays using fake or stolen credit cards.
He kept 10 different girlfriends at one time using separate aliases.
The conman, paraphrasing TE Lawrence, said: "All men dream - it only becomes dangerous when those dreams turn into reality."
"What I`ve done is turned a lot of my dreams into reality. I`ve gone that extra step. Instead of fantasizing what it would be like to own a Ferrari I went out and got one," he said.
Bint, who lives in Windsor, Berkshire, used dozens of aliases and pretended to be friends with Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and singer Robbie Williams.
"I`ve been with maybe 2,500 women," he said, but added "I`m not one of these people who keeps a running tally".
"There have been occasions when I`ve had 10 women on the go at one time and spun each of them a different story so being in contact with them all as a different person really takes some doing."
Bint said he maintained his cover by reading up on his chosen profession.
But he denied profiting from his long-running scams, insisting all the tricks he pulled were spent on experiences he enjoyed there and then itself.