Game show cheat Charles Ingram has been declared bankrupt. The 41-year-old ex-Army major presented a Debtor's Petition to a judge at Bath County Court on November 25. Ingram and his wife Diana, who were convicted of lying their way to the top prize in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, went to court in October to plead poverty and beg for financial mercy. It has been reported that Ingram has debts of nearly Â£374,000, though the official figure has not been revealed. Ingram used coughs from college lecturer Tecwen Whittock, who sat among the other contestants, to steer himself to the correct answers and the Â£1m jackpot. Ingram, his wife and Whittock were convicted of deception and were fined Â£15,000 each, ordered to pay Â£10,000 costs and given 18-month suspended jail sentences. Despite bankruptcy, Ingram could face a jail term if he fails to pay the Â£15,000 fine. A spokeswoman from the Insolvency Service explained: "A fine imposed by a criminal court is not included when you are declared bankrupt. "A person who has declared themselves bankrupt would therefore still have to pay this fine or face jail."