Police launched an investigation in 2009 after pub landlords in Derby reported that a man was tricking them out of money, by pretending to be Peter Kay's brother.
Peter Stead, 50, of no fixed abode, would be given cash for bookings, but then not turn up for the performances.
Officers carried out a countrywide search to find him.
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The announcement comes a day after a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast route was launched in a dispute over pay.
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