English novelist, computer repairman, army major, and fraudster
Charles William Ingram is a former British Army major who gained infamy for cheating on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2001. Ingram managed to win the show's maximum prize of £1 million, until staff discovered he had cheated using an elaborate method and stripped him of his winnings. Following a lengthy trial at Southwark Crown Court, Ingram was convicted on a single count of procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception. He was subsequently convicted of an unrelated offence involving insurance fraud in 2003, and ordered to resign his commission as a major by the Army Board.