Emmerdale fans ‘scold’ who sets Lydia up after fraud arrest – and it’s ‘not Paul’
Emmerdale viewers have shared their suspicions about who might be behind Lydia Dingle’s shock arrest in later episodes.
The character was mortified and confused when a police officer tracked her down, just as she was having a job interview.
She was quickly arrested on suspicion of pension scam fraud, when viewers know Lydia is innocent.
Lydia pleaded her refusal and said she didn’t even have a pension – so she had to bring her laptop with her to the police station as proof.
Fans know that Paul Ashdale used Lydia’s laptop often before her sudden death last month, with the addict also taking a credit card in Lydia’s name.
Lydia is now thousands of pounds in debt because of it, and she claims it wasn’t her who wasn’t believed.
The latest development saw her falsely accused of fraud with the dodgy pension plan, and now fans have speculated who might be behind it.
As Lydia remained at the station, some viewers suggested that Paul’s name was written on it – but others believed it wasn’t.
Twitter viewers shared their impressions that it was someone else who had Lydia set up for different reasons.
As some speculated that her contact details may have been stolen during her recent job search, others believed that someone close to Lydia or someone who had recently been around her was to blame.
Her stepson Samson, teenage Gabby Thomas and even her mom or sister are all in the frame according to viewers, who think it’s too obvious to have been Paul.
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One viewer said, “I don’t think Paul was smart enough for a pension plan, maybe Lydia’s real mother or sister or even Gabby to keep Lydia away from Kim and Home Farm.”
Another asked, “Assuming they are doing an identity theft scenario with Lydia and not necessarily Paul who did it?”
A third added: “I am convinced that someone else is behind Lydia’s fraud and not Paul.”
This was echoed by another fan who said: “I think Samson could be behind the pension scheme Łydia is being punished for! That would be interesting!”
Another theory read: “My theory is that by applying for this position, Lydia disclosed her confidential details. She was scammed through her application. Probably for a job that does not exist.”
Emmerdale airs weekday evenings at 7 p.m. on ITV, with an additional episode at 8 p.m. on Thursday.