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Wife admits lying in coma cheat's scam.

Byline: RICHARD SMITH

THE wife of a conman falsely claimed he was in a coma and therefore not fit to face court after he stole PS41,570 from a pensioner.

Helen Knight, 34, yesterday pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after she helped husband Alan, 47, spend two years posing as a quadriplegic in a coma to avoid court.

He admitted the same charge via a video link to the jail where he is serving fourand-a-half years for taking the life savings of neighbour Ivor Richards, 86.

Judge Peter Heywood told Swansea crown court: "The illness was a cock and bull story. It seems he now accepts that."

Knight claimed he had a neck injury which caused seizures and left him frequently unconscious. The pair, of Swansea, will be sentenced in two weeks.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2015
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