Taken to the Cleaners (1 x 60′) – Bev Lawton, Debbie Davey and Irene Bridges all thought their savings were safe. But the criminals who targeted them weren’t shady burglars or strangers off the street. They were their closest friends. Between them, Bev, Debbie and Irene have lost over £700,000 – all stolen from them by people they trusted with their lives.
This film explores three shocking stories of people betrayed and defrauded by their best friends – from falsely claiming to have eye cancer to luring them with a bogus investment fund and fleecing the family business. In each case, this film explores the cold-hearted mechanics of the most audacious and outrageous of crimes – and the emotional manipulation that allowed their victims to be fooled.
Channel: Channel 5
Producer: Silver River Productions
TX: Spring 2014
Source: Channel 5 press release