On the 28th July 1996, at 5am near Brixham harbour in Devon, two fishermen were getting ready to start work. After a weak first haul, they decided to sail another 6 miles out to an area known as the roughs which is rarely fished. After about an hour with the nets down they begin to haul the catch in only to discover a mans body.
The discovery of this body was to be the start of an extraordinary investigation involving an international conman with a string of false identities but at first the Devon and Cornwall police thought they were just dealing with a tragic accident.
This film follows the course of the investigation from start to finish, the deeper it goes the more we come to understand the life and deceptions of Albert Walker, a fraudster who betrayed family and friends in Canada and embezzled at least $3 million.