Another example of a fraudster giving himself a title, this time using the title "Lord of Murton". 

AN unlicensed mortgage advisor who claimed to be a lord to impress people has been jailed for orchestrating a £2.25m fraud.
Michael Ian Robinson signed correspondence as Lord Robinson, changed his passport and opened a bank account with the title in a bid to elevate his reputation.
In reality, the father-of-five, of Webb Avenue, Murton, east Durham, had 51 previous offences of dishonesty and was struggling to find work in the mortgage industry.

What is it with fraudsters and giving themselves titles, is it that they need to lie to themselves before they can lie to others? 

Perhaps its that people do react to titles in different ways, of course this was captured by John Cleese as Basil Fawlty who is impressed with a "Lord", who turned out to be bouncing checks. 

I am all for giving people second chances, but with 51 previous convictions, perhaps its just as well he struggled to get a job as a mortgage advisor!

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