A loan shark from Caerphilly kept £30,000 stuffed in pillow cases under his bed.
Gareth Jenkins, 63, from Caerphilly has been ordered to pay three victims £66,000 in compensation in a first for Wales's Illegal Money Lending Unit.
Jenkins was prosecuted for four offences of loan sharking over a 10 year period. When the unit raided Jenkins’ home, £30,000 was found stuffed in pillow cases under his bed with £61,000 recovered from two bank accounts.
If anyone thinks that a loan shark is operating near them they're urged to call the Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit on 0300 123 3311. All calls are confidential.