A load of us might have forged a letter before now. Whether it’s to get out of doing cross-country in the sideways January rain, or to get away with not doing homework.But this guy has trumped pretty much every fake letter ever.
Neil Moore was serving time in HMP Wandsworth, after he used four different fake identities to commit fraud totalling over £1.8 MILLION.
He obviously knows a trick or two, so he used it to his advantage, and after getting hold of a smuggled mobile phone, he created a fake email account imitating Her Majesty’s Court Service, saying that the Court had approved of his release.
And it worked.
He was let out of prison on March 10th.
Three days later, his solicitors had a planned interview with him at the prison, and realised he had escaped.
He later turned himself in, and has been charged with escape from lawful custody, as well as fraud.
Ian Paton, prosecuting, described the feat as ‘ingenius’, and said:
A lot of criminal ingenuity harbours in the mind of Mr Moore. The case is one of extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness and creativity, all apparently the developed expertise of this defendant.Advertisement