Canoe conwoman Anne Darwin freed
Anne Darwin - the wife of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin - has been released from jail.
Mrs Darwin was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison in July 2008 after a jury found her guilty of six counts of fraud and nine of money laundering.
She was released from Askham Grange Prison, near York, on Wednesday, just under two years and eight months after she was sentenced.
Her husband, who was jailed for six years and three months after admitting seven charges of deception, was released in January.
The former prison officer admitted faking his own death in a canoeing accident to allow his wife to make fraudulent insurance and pension claims.
The crooked couple, of Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, embarked on a new life in Panama after Mr Darwin faked his death in March 2002 by vanishing off the coast.
The Darwins were jailed after Teesside Crown Court heard how they had deceived the police, a coroner, financial institutions and even their sons Mark and Anthony.
Mr Darwin lived in a secret in a room in a bedsit the couple owned next door to the family home before assuming identity John Jones, taken from a local child who died in infancy, and travelling the world planning a new life for them.
But, apparently forced by a change in visa laws in Panama, Darwin flew back to the UK in 2007 and handed himself in to a central London police station, claiming he suffered amnesia and could remember nothing since 2000.
His wife, still in Panama, was tracked down by a journalist and pretended to be shocked at the back-from-the-dead miracle. But her story collapsed when a photograph was found on the internet showing the smiling couple posing in a Panama estate agents.