[Instagram/ Adam Collard]
Love Island’s Adam Collard’s father has reportedly been exposed as a benefits fraud.
It recently emerged that Geordie hunk Adam comes from a very wealthy family, with his father reportedly being worth £6 million in total, owning a £32,000 jaguar and multiple expensive houses.
But The Mirror reports that despite his millions, property tycoon Billy, was convicted of benefits fraud in 2008, after being paid income support for nine months because he did not reveal his assets.
[Instagram/ Billy Collard]
The incident was taken to Newcastle Crown Court, after Adam’s father’s crimes were discovered by the Department of Work and pensions.
According to The Journal at the time, the 48 year old reportedly admitted to making a false statement in order to obtain income support.
Adam’s dad was given a two year conditional discharge for his crimes, and ordered to pay £2,000 in court costs.
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However, when asked about the conviction, which occurred ten years ago, he told the Daily Mail that he did not want his actions to be linked to his son.
“It is what it is,” he told the publication. “I did not even get a fine.
“Me and Adam are completely different. What I do is completely different from what Adam does.
“I do not really want to comment on Adam being in Love Island. It is not our type of thing.”
The news of Adam’s dad’s previous conviction comes after it emerged that the Love Island hunk was set to inherit a huge fortune from his father in the future.
Before entering the sun-soaked villa, Adam told The Mirror that his father was “the coolest, most inspiring and generous guy I know”.