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Man jailed after faking heart attacks to eat free at restaurants

By Mason White 10:31 AM March 25, 2013
Jeremy Heath 

By: Moses Gold
A man had a well planed out scheme in order to stiff the bills at restaurants.

The man managed to eat big meals and drink alcohol for free.

Jeremy Heath, 47, from England, tricked the restaurant owners, for up to five years by eating dinner and then faking a heart attack so he can leave without paying the bill.

After finishing his dinner, Heath faked chest pain leaving people around him to believe he was having a heart attack.

Paramedics were always called to the scene and Heath was taken to a hospital where he was discharged when doctors discovered he was perfectly fine.

In one incident that was caught on a pub surveillance camera, Heath drank a pint of beer while an emergency call was made for an ambulance. After being discharged from the hospital, he went to another restaurant and used the same trick to get another free meal.

Heath is wheelchair bound due to cerebral palsy. Heath said his fraudulent eating spree began in 2008, after a decline in his health.

When his scheme was uncovered, Heath was arrested. He pleaded guilty to fraud. Heath admitted he traveled to north England, where he enjoyed large amounts of food and drinks in restaurants in Cumbria, Lancashire and Manchester, and he never paid a cent.

Heath will serve six weeks in jail after admitting to fraud by false representation.