'Peter Kay' conman pleads guilty

Stead admits comedy night frauds

The conman who posed as the brother of Peter Kay to scam money out of pub landlords has admitted fraud.

Homeless man Peter Stead, 50, admitted five counts of fraud at Derby Crown Court this morning.

He has been remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing on June 21.

Stead took the money to stage stand-up nights to raise money for the Lewis Mighty Fund for children with cancer.

Police have been seeking Stead since 2009, and put out an appeal on Crimewatch early the next year. They renewed their efforts last month, and tracked him down last week.

Lewis Mighty, who was from Derby, died after a four-year battle with neuroblastoma last year, at the age of seven.

Published: 31 May 2013

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