"The fraud was very simple. He turns up at the training ground with all the trappings of a successful businessman -- a Range Rover, a large silver watch, well dressed."
prosecutor Richard Milne
, opening the criminal case against defendant Stephen Ackerman
, who is charged with fraud for swindling Sam Allardyce
, then manager at West Ham United, and
West Ham players and staff out of tens of thousands of pounds in a scam selling luxury hampers. He used the bank information they gave him to empty their bank accounts of approximately $82,000. (Daily Mirror