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Help for Heroes conman jailed
12:27pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
A FORMER soldier who pocketed money he was collecting for Help for Heroes has avoided a prison sentence.
Conman Robert Santangelo had been struck off by the charity but rail staff saw him with the collection tin on a train.
Santangelo, 41, of Cromwell Road, Colchester, was drinking at the time and was asked by railway enforcement officer Aragorn Davis if he had permission to collect. He was arrested at Thorpe train station.
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