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The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman Premieres Tues 18 Jan on Netflix



The jaw-dropping story of one of the world’s most audacious conmen is told in Netflix true crime doco The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman premiering this week. Over the course of a decade, Robert Freegard controlled, conned and fleeced at least seven women and one man, stealing close to a million pounds.

His traumatised victims were led to believe they were accomplices in highly elaborate secret service operations and that their families were in grave danger if they did not obey. Freegard exploited, abused and controlled them with extreme cruelty, confident his victims were too paralysed by fear to escape.

Now, in an incredible twist, the story reaches into the present day, with a family who fear for their mother’s safety.

Airdate: Tuesday 18 January 2022 on Netflix.