Millionaire caught shoplifting at UK supermarket

A millionaire was caught shoplifting at a UK supermarket.

His loot? Meat and wine worth £200 (S$400).

Ronan Ghosh, 39, visited a Tesco store in Birmingham on Feb 21 after a quarrel with his girlfriend.

While there, he selected items and put some in his trolley and some in his bag.

But at the checkout counter, he only paid for those in the trolley.

Caught, detained

His actions were caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and he was detained by a security guard.

Ghosh pleaded guilty to theft and a judge handed down a 12-month community order on Tuesday (April 21), reported Metro.

The man must also complete 80 hours of unpaid work and pay £575 in costs.

His lawyer told the court: "He’s the director of RG Recycling... a global business. It has a yearly turnover of £16 million.

"It beggars belief as to why he finds himself in this court. He accepts full responsibility for what he has done."

'Worried' about mum

Ghosh was "disappointed with himself and shocked and embarrassed", his lawyer said.

On the day of the crime, his father had told him his mother had skin cancer and that "worried him a lot", reported Birmingham Mail.

He was also stressed over a will which was being discussed within the family, his lawyer said.

Ghosh lives in a £500,000 home in an exclusive neighbourhood and has two BMWs, reported Mail Online. 

Sources: Mail Online, Metro, International Business Times, Birmingham Mail

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