Man Robs Former Employer To Convince Wife He's Still Working, Police Say

Martyn Goddard arrested unemployment stealing
Martyn Goddard arrested unemployment stealing



In the movie "Tokyo Sonata," a midlevel manager loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his family, hides the fact by waking up every morning, putting on a suit and going to job interviews instead. In the real life story of Martyn Goddard, a discount store worker loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his family, robs the discount store that laid him off, according to authorities.

"His wife had been badgering him for a couple weeks as to why he had no money," said the prosecuting attorney, Sonal Ahya, in Britain's The Telegraph newspaper. "He spent the previous evening at her house and said that he was going to see his employer about wages owed to him."