Get out of jail free

This story on the BBC website reads like a cross between a game of Monopoly and the film ‘I Love You Philip Morris’ (in which Jim Carrey’s con-man character manages to talk his way out of prison several times).

In this particular case, a fraudster got hold of a mobile phone, created a fake email account, and then used that to email the prison his “release papers”.  Rather amazingly, they fell for it, and let him out on bail.  His deception wasn’t discovered until three days later, when his solicitor turned up to speak to him and found he was no longer there.

Cue some very red faces at Wandsworth Prison where this happened, but at least the guy handed himself in to police a few days later so no real harm done.  I’d give him ten out of ten for initiative, if somewhat less for honesty…

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