Dave was conman pure and simple. But he had the advantages of a public school accent, and one of those pink-skinned faces whereon all the features seem to be clustered bang in the middle.
He happily ran the biggest scam of all for many years, growing pinker, and sleeker with every passing day.
Nobody ever found out precisely who, of all the people he cheated, had sufficient wealth and power for retribution, all that became known was the outcome.
The photograph of him tied naked to a chair in the window of London’s most famous department store went viral….