John Darwin, who faked his own death in a canoe accident in 2002 to benefit from life insurance payments, has started a new life in the Philippines, it has been revealed.
The 68 year-old and his wife Anne were said to have benefited from a total of £679,196.62 from a scam that involved a mortgage policy worth almost £250,000 from Aviva (then known as Norwich Union) and a life-pay out worth nearly £68,000 from AIG.
They also reportedly received Mr Darwin's prison service pension and a Department for Work and Pensions pay-out.
According to Yahoo News, spiralling debt led Darwin to come up with the idea of faking his own death so his wife could use the life insurance payments to pay them off.
Before Darwin handed himself to a police station in 2007 claiming to have amnesia, he and his wife had been living in Panama for five years, while their two grown-up sons presumed their father was dead.
In November 2009, both were sentenced to more than six years in prison. Then-Mrs Darwin was ordered to pay back almost £600,000, while Mr Darwin paid £1 because he was deemed penniless.
The pair served were released from jail in 2011, officially ending their marriage soon after.
Darwin is now married to someone 23 years his junior, and they recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. According to Yahoo, they live together near the Hinatuan Enchanted River in the Philippines.
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