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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


 

Sup Travellers?! If you ever find yourself in trouble with the law and want to get yourself in even more TROUBLE with the law you can take a thing or two from the pages of con man, Alan Knight's book.

The South Wales man reportedly got himself in a bit of a debacle after he scammed his neighbor out of $65,000 over the course of three years, while also pretending to be a quadriplegic to collect the benefits. Eventually, authorities became suspicious of him.

Why he targeted the neighbor is unclear, but when police began to investigate the theft, Knight claimed he had snapped his neck while opening a garage door.

The injury not only paralyzed him, but gave him the convenient side effect of seizures that would randomly put him in a coma any time he had to, say, go to court.

His wife and family even assisted him with the ruse—at one point she even pushed him on a wheelchair into court.

But one particular day when he was supposed to be in a coma he was caught on CCTV driving to a supermarket and then walking around and shopping in it, which is something quadriplegic people in comas often have a difficult time doing. 

Doctors were eventually tipped off that something was up, when they discovered him eating and writing in his hospital room.

"In my entire career this is the most calculated, long-term deception of a vulnerable, elderly neighbor I have ever seen. He had constantly avoided court for two years, costing police, the NHS and the court system thousands of pounds," Detective Constable Harry Paul said.

His scheme was very well executed but there's absolutely no way you can get away with something like that for too long without getting caught. It was clearly only a matter of time and Knight's time is up. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.