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1st July 2020 Issue no. 514
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Rogue locksmith whose rip-offs were repeatedly exposed on BBC's Watchdog kills himself
A locksmith conman, who was exposed on BBC's Rogue Traders for charging shut-out residents rip-off prices, killed himself after being made homeless, an inquest heard. Mark Makowski, 46, hanged himself in a Travelodge hotel room, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just weeks after being released from prison and having all of his assets seized.
He appeared on Rogue Traders and then Watchdog, before being sent to prison in 2010, having been convicted of fraud offences in connection with his locksmith business.
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