Whilst in London awaiting trial at Southwark Crown Court accused of hiding mounting losses while plundering customer cash to fund a lavish lifestyle of luxury property and cruises for himself and his 70-year-old wife, Mr Benstead was admitted to King’s College Hospital following a small stroke.
Mr Benstead killed himself as jurors considered a verdict and his suicide means that the public will never know what verdicts they reached for a string of fraud related offences at the Hayle-based company.
Note: Mr Benstead was being prosecuted over FRAUD! What fraud? Hiding loses and stealing customer cash. So to be blunt, he cooked the books to hide the thefts.
This case is worth further research to confirm the level of evidence required for a prosecution which to date has not happened wholesale amongst his peers.