The homeless man… with a home: Simon Wright has been given an Asbo after it emerged he had been begging for years despite living in a plush ?300,000 flat in this block.He would sit wearing ragged clothes outside NatWest bank in Putney High Street, near Putney station, with his dog and ask the public for money.
‘He used a sign saying he was homeless and people gave him money on that basis, which is clearly fraud. Locals say he regularly went into bookmakers and amusement shops to change up his loose coins.
‘He deliberately targeted people making cash withdrawals from this cashpoint and was extremely aggressive and abusive to anyone who refused to give him money.
He banned from begging anywhere in London.
I – Word Understanding
Emerged – become apparent, important, or prominent.
Plush – richly luxurious and expensive.
Fraud – wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
Deliberately – in an intentional manner.
Cashpoint – an automated teller machine (ATM)
II – Have your say
1.In Australia, a tough love anti-begging strategy to set up action against professional beggars, most beggars being fined. Under the plan would involve health checks, training, and help in finding work.
2.In stockholm Sweden, beggars sitting on the side solicit money form passers by is in endemic situation.Begging is not illegal in Sweden.
3.In today’s crisis-ridden world, people are careful with their money.Should we go personal prosperity with the anguish of beggars?Professional beggars are skillful to captivate human’s guilt feeling.