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The U.K. "Millionaire" winner sees bank account frozen

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Nov 12, 2001 | 9:49am EST

In the latest scandal to hit Who Wants to Be a a Millionaire in Britain, a window cleaner from Shoeburyness who won $180,000 on the show has had his bank account frozen after producers learned that he had been convicted of taking a small amount of gasoline without paying for it in 1997, the London Sun reported Saturday.

Under the show's rules, no person with a criminal record is eligible to appear. The newspaper commented that contestant Colin Hallett "faces the prospect of going from rags to riches and back to rags again in less than a week."

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