The Accused: Lukasz faces jail for fraud and theft but is he guilty?

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Channel 5's The Accused returned tonight, following the case of bank employee Lukasz.

It's the second special which follows defendants in real criminal faces as they're tried before a judge and jury.


In the 90 minute show - The Accused: An Inside Job? - we met Polish born Lukasz who had been charged with fraud and theft over claims he stole thousands of pounds from an elderly lady.

Facing possible jail for allegedly pocketing £26,000 from the account he was in charge of, Lukasz vehemently denied the charges.

The evidence pointed in his direction - something his own legal team made clear - but Lukasz said there was a conspiracy.

He protested: "It feels like someone is trying to make you responsible for all this, when actually you’re not. There’s still time to investigate this and to find the right person to charge with all this, but nothing has been done. It just makes me feel like no one really bothers."

Following Lukasz before, during and after the trial there was little we didn't see either of his court case or emotions.

In a candid chat on camera, Lukasz revealed the stress of facing prison: "It makes me really, really worried about myself, about my family, about my future, about everything I’ve done till now.


"It’s just the end of my life at some points, I really thought ‘I’m not going to be able to go through this.’"

So is he guilty? Throughout the programme viewers will be invited to make up their own mind but in reality it'll the real life jurors to decide Lukasz' fate.

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In court, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.

But by a majority of 10 to 2, they found Lukasz GUILTY.


He was sentenced to two years in prison.

The Accused: An Inside Job? aired on Channel 5, you can catch up now on

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