Bernie Winter, a resident of Coronation Street, recently found herself in hot water after her impersonator Fern stole some jewelry.
When Bernie Winter (played by Jane Hazelgrove) encountered Fern (Gabrielle Glaister), who resembled her exactly, she couldn’t believe her eyes. At first, the two started to enjoy themselves; however, events in Coronation Street took an unexpected turn when Fern stole goods from a jewelry store while posing as Bernie.
In Bernie’s clothes, Fern was left alone in the store.
She then made the decision to rob the store, taking off her Bernie outfit before leaving through the back door.
Later, a policeman approached Bernie and detained her on theft suspicion.
Bernie was left feeling very perplexed, and it wasn’t until the police interview that she realized Fern was impersonating her.
Bernie insisted she was innocent, but the policeman didn’t believe her, and now she faces jail time.
A frustrated Bernie responded, “I’ve never worked in a jewelry shop, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
The policeman’s response was: “Your employment history is on file with us. Isn’t this your name and address?”
Bernie responded, “Yes, yes it is,” before the CCTV footage was displayed.
“Dear, you can show me whatever you like. I’ll admit that I worked this morning, came home in the afternoon, and then went out to the pub.
That’s not me, Bernie insisted as the video began to play.
Before Bernie objected, the officer said, “It definitely looks like you. It’s my doppelganger.
“That’s Fern, a woman who resembles me.”
“Right? What is your reaction to the evidence, which includes a woman who resembles you and has the same name and address as you? the officer questioned.
“She set me up, she was who I was waiting for at home,” Bernie retaliated.
Bernie was kept overnight in the police station despite her insistence that it wasn’t her.
When Bernie attempts to pass for Fern in upcoming scenes, things could end up getting worse for Bernie.
According to ITV’s official spoilers, when Bernie opens a letter, it contains the date of her plea hearing.
Bernie is determined to clear her name, and she plans to find Fern at the country club.
In an unsuccessful attempt to get Fern’s home address from the receptionist, Bernie dons a Fern costume.
However, when a club member approaches her, Bernie’s strategy goes awry.
After Bernie pretends to be Fern Lindon, Howard shockingly reveals to Bernie that he is Fern’s ex-husband.
Howard is then informed by Bernie that Fern set her up for a robbery.
Bernie’s suspicions that Fern is a con artist are confirmed by Howard. Bernie begs him to assist her; what will he ultimately decide?