The John Darwin disappearance case was an investigation into the faked death of former British teacher and prison officer John Darwin, who turned up alive in December 2007, five years after he was believed to have died in a canoeing accident.
John Darwin was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining a passport, and claiming money by deception. His wife—who was also arrested and charged, having claimed the money on his life insurance—alleged he had been secretly living in their house and the house next door, which allowed him to get the insurance money illegally for his own personal gain, and that the couple had planned to set up a hotel for canoeing holidays in Panama. On 23 July 2008 John and Anne Darwin were each sentenced to over six years imprisonment.
... The story of John and Anne Darwin was dramatised in the BBC Four programme Canoe Man in 2010 ... The film starred Bernard Hill and Saskia Reeves as John and Anne Darwin respectively ...
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