prosecution

Time Called on Bankrupts

Two bankrupt former pub owners from Warehorn, Ashford have been given suspended prison sentences after failing to tell the Official Receiver that they had sold their pub and fled to Spain with the profits, following a prosecution by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Lynda Anne Parker and Graham Richard Hornigold, former owners of the Woolpack public house plead guilty to offences under the Theft Act 1978 and the Insolvency Act 1986 at Canterbury Crown Court. Despite owing creditors almost £46,000, Parker and Hornigold sold their pub in March 2002 making a profit of over £200,000 and fled to Malaga in Spain where they set up home. Despite a warrant being issued for their arrest in 2005, the pair were only brought into custody on 29th January 2009 on their retur... »