NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Jul 2nd, 2012.
A police investigation into a Wrexham charity fraudster will be made the subject of a BBC crime show this week.
The 2011 investigation into 20 year old local man Anthony Lewis, who purported to be collecting for a sponsored run he was undertaking for soldiers charity Help for Heroes, is to be featured on BBC’s Doorstep Crime 999 TV programme on Friday at 11am on BBC1.
The case shows how Lewis went door to door collecting money by claiming he was taking part in a 20 mile run around Llyn Brenig to raise funds for Help for Heroes.
Of course he never actually undertook the run and his scam was eventually revealed when he called at the home of a local off duty police officer who became suspicious of his story and a short time later Lewis was arrested.
Due to his plausible story and character it is understood many people fell victim to his fraud.
Lewis was eventually charged with fraud by false representation and in October 2011 pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court where he was given a 10 month custodial sentence.