Author Topic: Bankrupt UK man claims <500 of possessions; builds 6BR manor disguised as shed  (Read 3592 times)

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http://www.domain.com.au/news/uk-fraudster-builds-sixbedroom-mansion-in-his-mums-backyard-hides-it-with-green-cladding-20160725-gqd1k6/

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Inside the property the police discovered 83,000 worth of art, jewellery, antiques, designer shoes and marijuana which was being grown in a secret room

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Conspicuous consumption that's inconspicuous, great plan or perhaps he was just intending to eventually sell those assets later.

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I realize the UK definition of "shed" is somewhat more expansive than the US definition, but that's just ridiculous! Also, at the very least he should have planted trees or a tall hedge around it...!

That guy probably fancies himself some kind of "gentleman thief."

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And yet he'll likely get less time than someone that peddles a few ounces of pot.

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And yet he'll likely get less time than someone that peddles a few ounces of pot.
He was doing both

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http://www.domain.com.au/news/uk-fraudster-builds-sixbedroom-mansion-in-his-mums-backyard-hides-it-with-green-cladding-20160725-gqd1k6/

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Inside the property the police discovered 83,000 worth of art, jewellery, antiques, designer shoes and marijuana which was being grown in a secret room

That shed is fantastic! Complete with hidden rooms!

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I'm impressed, actually. Building that place, and hiding all that stuff took talent.

MgoSam

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And yet he'll likely get less time than someone that peddles a few ounces of pot.
He was doing both

Wow, can't believe I missed that.

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I like the name, "Shedley Manor".

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If the guy did the work him/herself then they need to quit messing with the law and open a custom contracting/design business.

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Ha! He should be added to this list http://www.iwentbankrupt.com/bankruptcy-heroes-2/