Conman who pretended he lived at Grenfell Tower got £12,500 from victim fund after blaze

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Anh Nhu Nguyen, who claimed he lost wife and son in London fire and deceived charities, pleads guilty to fraud in offence judge calls despicable

A serial fraudster has admitted pretending that his wife and son were killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze, in west London, in a “despicable” attempt to pocket £12,500 set aside for real victims of the disaster.

Anh Nhu Nguyen was pictured beside Prince Charles and gave television interviews posing as a survivor of the disaster, in which at least 80 people died. However, he did not live there but at an address in south-east London at the time.

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