Danny Dyer was left mortified after being caught accidentally stealing over £100 worth of petrol.
The ‘EastEnders’ actor recalled the embarrassing incident that led him to calling the fraud squad after receiving a letter in the post claiming he had driven off a forecourt without paying.
Speaking on an episode of the ‘Sorted With The Dyers’ podcast - which he fronts with daughter Dani - he said: "I received a letter in the post and it was from a bailiff company saying they were going to come round and start taking things from my house because I haven't paid my petrol bill.
"I thought: 'Oh hold on a minute what do you mean?' Apparently I drove onto a petrol forecourt and I filled my car up and then said I haven't got the money to pay for it.
"I'm lucky, I've got readies - there's no way in the world I would do that."
The 44-year-old soap star - who was convinced someone had stolen his identity - called the fraud squad as well as the police to get to the root of the problem.
He added: "I took the letter - queued up in the petrol garage. Interestingly, the Old Bill walked in. There was a copper in there.
"I said: 'I'm glad you're here because someone's been pretending to be me and I want to find out what's going on.'
"I went up and said: 'Where's the manager, what the f****** hell is this? Listen I come in here often, I can't believe you're accusing me of not paying my petrol.'
"She said: 'One second' and went to the back. I was standing there f****** fuming.”
It turned out ‘The Football Factory’ actor had in fact only paid for his shopping – which included a microwave meal, fizzy sweets and a chocolate orange.
Danny revealed: "She comes out with pictures of me filling up my car on the exact date. She then pulled out a receipt and showed me everything I'd bought that day other than the petrol. It was me, ladies and gentlemen.
"What happened is there's a cashier in there, who's a bit of a fan of mine. That day I bought myself a spaghetti bolognese to microwave at work, some fizzy sweets and a chocolate orange roll. I had a little shopping bag with me.
"He's forgot to ask me if I'd bought petrol - so I drive off without paying £109 to fill up my car."
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