Detectives investigating the alleged con of pub landlords have charged a man

Posted on 20th May 2013

Detectives investigating allegations that a man posed as the brother of comedian Peter Kay to con pub landlords have charged a man.

Peter Stead (50) has been charged with five fraud offences – three in Derby, one in Nottinghamshire and one in Northamptonshire – and he appeared before Southern Derbyshire Magistrate’s Court on Friday, May 17.

He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Derby Crown Court on May 31.

Police launched an investigation in 2009 after several landlords in Derby reported that a man had tricked them out of money by pretending to be Danny Kay – the brother of comedian Peter Kay. He offered to put on comedy nights to raise money for the Lewis Mighty Fund, a charity raising money for Lewis, who died from neuroblastoma last year.

The man was given cash by the landlords to secure the booking but failed to perform.

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