Fly-tipper tried to blame imaginary twin for tyre dumping
A fly-tipper accused of dumping 14 tyres in a lay-by tried to blame an imaginary twin brother, a council said.
Paul Henry, 52, of Harmston Rise, Nottingham, was seen ditching the tyres in Mapperley, Nottingham, in February last year.
He was questioned by Gedling Borough Council wardens and claimed an identical twin brother was responsible, the authority said.
The council added that the investigation into Henry took nearly 10 months during which time Henry gave staff old addresses in an attempt to "divert" them.
He denied fly-tipping but was found guilty and sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates' Court last week.
Henry was ordered to pay £460 costs, £250 to clean up the waste and a £60 victim surcharge.