The former daughter-in-law of fugitive security guard “Fast Eddie” has been paid a five-figure reward for alerting the police to his location.
Eddie Maher was caught nearly 20 years after he stole £1.2m from a security van in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in 1993, and later sentenced to five years in prison.
Jessica King, his former daughter-in-law, is now believed to have got around £10,000 for the information which led to his arrest in the United States.
Ms King, 29, had originally hoped to bank a £100,000 reward for the tip-off but is believed to have received just one-tenth of that amount.
The larger reward, offered by van operator G4S, was conditional on Maher, a former London fireman, being captured and the cash haul recovered.
She’ll be rather looking over her shoulder……