, of Wallingford, denied the offences, but was convicted of three counts of fraud by abuse of position by Oxford magistrates.
Mr Brandish, a West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic for 20 years and now head of a property and transport business, said his reputation was in tatters.
I'll have to move away," said Mr Brandish, of Croft Road, Nuneaton.
, acting as an agent for Spencer, then went with Sam and Mike to see an industrial unit in Barnt Green, Worcestershire.
, 62, said: "All I could think was death.
The pair were then locked in a bedroom but Mr Brandish
escaped through the window to raise the alarm at a newspaper shop.
said he was able to cope because he spent 20 years with the former Coventry ambulance service.
, 61, who runs the business with his wife, Maureen, was due to speak to detectives today about the arson attack.
Of her three decades at Brandish
, Sheila said: "I like my job and it's surprising how quickly it's passed.
16 levy, they found it was simply a meter reading error rather than money down the drain at their bungalow in Brandish
Court, Croft Road, Nuneaton.
served on Coventry City Council for more than 20 years and followed his interest in disadvantaged people by chairing its social services committee.
in Coventry are celebrating being in business for nearly 100 years.
, aged 57, is to take legal action following the case at Birmingham Crown Court.
A pair known as Sam and Mike used an array of undercover tactics to secretly monitor the activities of Lionel Brandish
and Anthony Spencer, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told.
The pair known as Sam and Mike used undercover tactics to secretly monitor the activities of Lionel Brandish
and Anthony Spencer, a jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told.