Mark Capewell aged 26 of Osprey View, Kidsgrove has been jailed for 30 months after he admitted to conspiracy to commit burglary at Chester Crown Court.
Mark Capewell was the manager of the Northwich branch of Matalan and staged the £27,000 theft at the store, before posing as the kidnap victim. His plans all came undone when his co-defendants confessed to the Police about the events which took place at the store.
It appears that Mark Capewell offered money for one of his co-defendants to drive him to the store, where as the store manager he had keys which gave him access to the store safe. It appears that the money was to be used to pay off debts which he had with debt companies and loan sharks. His financial troubles appear to be a result of leaving the RAF and continuing to live the same lifestyle he had become used to.