A British man had a sex change in a desperate bid to dodge debt collectors, The Sun reported Saturday.
The man, who cannot be named but is from the West Midlands region of England, had got into so much debt, believed to be around $75,000, that he decided to switch identities completely.
Actress Sarah Thom revealed that she found out about the man after speaking to workers at the Wolverhampton Credit Union to research her role playing a debt-ridden cleaner in a touring play called "Forever in Your Debt."
She said that she met up with workers at the union - which provides financial advice and loans to members - who revealed its most extreme cases of debt to her.
The man is believed to have gone through with the operation, but is now thought to be in the process of sorting out his debts and paying off his creditors.
He is thought to have built up the massive debt after falling behind on his mortgage payments and credit cards in the wake of losing his job.