The key line, as Ben notes, is:
“Financial consultant Richard Bedard, who had handed her £127,000 to pay for “legal things”, insisted he still believed in her.”
This is key not because:
“He claimed a CIA agent had assured him the money really existed.”
No. That’s just gullible. We could all fall for that.
It’s key because he apparently believes she has $4.6×1033 per person on the planet.