AN ex-Premier League footballer faces jail for scamming family and friends out of £8million to fund a luxury lifestyle.
Posing as a foreign exchange trader, he lied that football friends, including Rio Ferdinand, had invested with him.
He spent the money on a Bentley and five-bedroom house on an exclusive private estate in South London, Southwark crown court heard.
His victims included his church, which lost £3.5million, and ex-Chelsea defender Paul Elliott.
Rufus apologised for losing the money but denied wrongdoing.
He was found guilty of fraud, illegal trading and possessing criminal property.
He was bailed ahead of sentencing next month but ordered to wear a tag.