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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