News / UK by Press Association 20/09/2019, 2:43 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A former Camelot employee who is said to have conspired with an alleged conman to fake a multimillion- pound-winning Lottery ticket told friends about the fraud before killing himself, a court heard. Edward Putman, 54, is on trial for fraud by false representation at St Albans Crown Court after allegedly claiming an outstanding jackpot of £2.5 million with a counterfeit ticket in 2009. He is said to have conspired with friend Giles Knibbs – who worked in the securities department at Lottery operator Camelot between 2004 and 2010 – to submit a damaged fake ticket to take the jackpot just before the 180-day limit to claim prizes was due to expire. The court heard Mr Knibbs told friends he had “conned” the Lottery, and that he had done so with Putman. John Coleyshaw said his friend Mr Knibbs told him about the plan in 2015. Jurors have already heard Mr Knibbs felt aggrieved he did not receive his fair share of the prize from Putman, and confronted the defendant in June 2015. Mr Knibbs was subsequently arrested for burglary, blackmail and… Read full this story
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