Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Robert Hendy-Freegard - British conman

Robert Hendy-Freegard (b.1971) was a British conman who worked a series of highly complex and dangerous scams. His method was to pose as an undercover agent for the British secret services and then convince his victims that they had inadvertently become involved in a terrorist plot - usually involving the IRA (Irish Republican Army). Hendy-Freegard would then explain that he could save their lives, but only if they became part of his network of agents. Those he managed to convince were then drained of cash and property, and seduced if they were women. He had at least 6 victims. In 2002 he was convicted of theft and deception and sentenced to nine years in prison.

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1 Nov 2008
Written by expert authors Rupert Matthews and John Birdsall, this highly illustrated guide, with photos and memorabilia of people who have made their mark on history, includes key entries on each individual, with boxes and biographies about competitors or co-conspirators. With more than 400 extraordinary people in total it is a fascinating look at some of the most colourful characters in history - from ancient times right up-to the present day. Discover why Caligula was mad, what made Napoleon seek to conquer, and who was really was the most outlawed cowboy in the West.But, on the flip side of 'the coin of fame', meet the people who have made their name by heroic acts or astonishing feats of human endeavour. Find out who first broke the four-minute mile, and what drove him on; which astronaughts have been lucky enough to view the Earth from space; and who is the youngest war hero ever to be decorated. "Heroes, Rascals and Rogues" takes a look at some of the most unconventional people to have lived among us, in an easy-to-read, illustrated format with interesting facts and figures that will make this book hard to put down.

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