Reverend Paul Flowers, chairman of the Co-operative Bank during the most disastrous period of its history, has had an unfortunate few months.
Things took an even strange turn last week when he apparently opened a Twitter account, posting messages about his plans to write an autobiography.
The @PaulFlowersRvd account followed some unusual accounts.
Last Monday the Daily Mail ran a story apparently confirming that the account was real.
Today the Mail on Sunday ran a follow-up story across most of page nine, detailing more of the confessional tweets sent by @PaulFlowersRvd.
But a man from Manchester named Cody Lachey – who has also gone under the name Craig Langley and tweets as @badboysmcr – claims he set up the account to fool the media.
Cody – who describes himself as an "uneducated street criminal" – has since posted a picture of himself with today's Mail on Sunday on the @PaulFlowersRvd account.
He says this footage shows his arrest.
Cody also claims connections to Manchester's notorious Noonan crime family and appeared in a 2012 documentary about them.
And he also appeared in a BBC Newsnight piece produced by Donal MacIntyre in 2011, dealing with the aftermath of the Manchester riots.
And he was particularly amazed to see it discussed on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show this morning.
BuzzFeed repeatedly tried to contact Andy Hollis, Paul Flowers' lawyer, but did not receive a response.
Earlier he spoke to Channel 5 reporter Julian Druker, the first journalist to confirm that Cody was behind the account.