John Darwin ordered to pay £40,000

John Darwin leaving Teesside Crown Court today. Credit: PA

Canoe fraudster John Darwin has been ordered to pay £40,000 to the authorities after two pensions matured.

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Teesside Crown Court heard he had so far only paid back £121 of the £679,073 he was found to have benefitted from after faking his own death. Darwin, from Seaton Carew near Hatlepool, did not challenge the application by the Crown.

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John Darwin ordered to pay £40,000

Canoe fraudster John Darwin has been ordered to pay £40,000 to the authorities after two pensions matured.