Walt spy wins appeal

#1
BBC news

No comment on the appeal verdict but is there no limit on how gullible people can be?

Hendy-Freegard was convicted in June 2005 after subjecting his victims to years of poverty after they carried out bizarre missions for him over a 10-year period.
 

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#3
What a lad. I think this guy deserves a medal for 'Best Walt 2005'.

Let's face it, walts are seriously annoying, but if they can pull it off, then hats off to them, especially if they life the high life doing it.
 
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Some more for those who can't/don't want to read the full article:

The former barman and car salesman worked at a pub in Newport, Shropshire, when the con began in 1992.

One woman, Elizabeth Richardson, who worked in the same car dealership as Hendy-Freegard in Sheffield, gave him thousands of pounds after beginning an affair.

She was also meant to sleep on park benches in Peterborough as a test of her loyalty. She was found living in a hovel in Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire.

Other victims included John Atkinson, a student, who fled Newport in Shropshire when he was told his life was in danger and handed over more than £300,000.
'Living in a hovel?' Fantastic imagery there.
 

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#7
The guy had these women so screwed up he could tell them to do ANYTHING and often did. Wouldn't we all like to have been in that boat at some time?
 

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Laugh, I nearly p!ssed myself!

Bogus spy 'took students on run'
Mr Hendy-Freegard
Mr Hendy-Freegard denies the charges
A man conned three students into going on the run from imaginary IRA terrorists, a court has heard.

Robert Hendy-Freegard, 33, of the High Street in Blythe, Notts, is accused of taking money from his victims and forcing them to endure squalid lives.

Blackfriars Crown Court, London, was told he persuaded the three that he was an MI5 agent, their lives were in danger and only he could help them.

Mr Hendy-Freegard denies charges of theft, kidnap and threats to kill.

Female students

The court heard that in 1992 and 1993 Mr Hendy-Freegard was working at the Swan pub in Newport, Shropshire, close to Harpers Adams Agricultural College.

There he befriended 34-year-old John Atkinson, who was told he had been singled out for a mission investigating an active IRA cell in the college.

Mr Atkinson gave evidence that Mr Hendy-Freegard blindfolded him and punched him, saying he needed toughening up and to learn some control.

Two female students, Maria Hendy and Sarah Smith, were then persuaded to follow them around the country.

More victims

The three were told not to contact their families because their phones were bugged by the IRA, the court heard.

Mr Hendy-Freegard spent around £600,000 on holidays and expensive living while the three students lived in squalid conditions in a series of "safe houses", it was claimed.

Ms Hendy also began a relationship with Mr Hendy-Freegard and gave birth to two daughters by him.

Over a 10-year period three other women were also conned into giving him access to their bank accounts, the court heard.

Mr Hendy-Freegard denies four kidnap charges, 11 theft charges, five counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of procuring the execution of a valuable security, and one of making a threat to kill.
 
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CR beat me to it.
Most students I know couldnt muster £30 let alone £300,000.
The thing that amazes me most in this world is the general publics sheer stupidity.
 

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#12
Sven said:
The guy was a criminal.

Would You have liked to have Him spin that yarn on Your mother? Whilst shagging Her?
If he managed to find out where she kept her pension money hidden . . . yes :twisted:
 
#13
suits_U said:
CR beat me to it.
Most students I know couldnt muster £30 let alone £300,000.
The thing that amazes me most in this world is the general publics sheer stupidity.
Since most students come from middle class backgrounds, it is hardly suprising that some are rich.

Some even have their own houses, bought by Mummy and Daddy
 

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Sven said:
suits_U said:
CR beat me to it.
Most students I know couldnt muster £30 let alone £300,000.
The thing that amazes me most in this world is the general publics sheer stupidity.
Since most students come from middle class backgrounds, it is hardly suprising that some are rich.

Some even have their own houses, bought by Mummy and Daddy
Obviously your parents were poor, dispossessed and damaged, hence your politics.
 
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Biped said:
Sven said:
suits_U said:
CR beat me to it.
Most students I know couldnt muster £30 let alone £300,000.
The thing that amazes me most in this world is the general publics sheer stupidity.
Since most students come from middle class backgrounds, it is hardly suprising that some are rich.

Some even have their own houses, bought by Mummy and Daddy
Obviously your parents were poor, dispossessed and damaged, hence your politics.
Poor yes, dispossessed no and damaged definately not. My politics are not based on my own circumstances, if they were I would be a proper socialist.
 

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#16
Sven said:
The guy was a criminal.

Would You have liked to have Him spin that yarn on Your mother? Whilst shagging Her?
he would have to reconstitute the ashes first, but since I had all her money it would be a waste of water for him.
 
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The safest cours of action when describing left wing politics is to Delete "Proper" Socialist and insert Hypocrite.
 
#18
Bloody Hell!!

I class my self as middle classed, after having paid my own way through uni and worked hard for many a year.

But I'd have one hell of a job raising £300,000 to give to someone, as I'm saving all my money up to pay a nice man from Nigeria who has some cash he wants to give me!! :D
 
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The_Cad said:
The safest cours of action when describing left wing politics is to Delete "Proper" Socialist and insert Hypocrite.
Hmmmmmm

Anyone heard of a certain ex MP from Tatton

:roll:

And did You see the hatchet job a Tory editor did on Boy Dave in Dispatches the other Monday?
 
#20
Should I start this thread again but give it the title 'Let's talk about politics?'
 
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