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    • sleeplessnight
    • By sleeplessnight 26th Jun 17, 12:10 AM
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    I gather the list raised a substantial sum. Detais are restricted to membership of those afflicted Do not expect Facebook or Twitter, to reveal any information, whatsoever. Check your membership details, to see the protocols involved in accessing details.
    Onwards and outwards. Pain should be shared - not directed towards those who do not even know it is coming!
    Have no pity on those that knowingly squeesed you like lemons, before they ran off, clutching your money. Not one of them shed a tear for any of us. That is exactly the attitude, you have to take, when confronting this scum.

    Last edited by sleeplessnight; 03-07-2017 at 9:55 PM.
    • Dead in the ditch
    • By Dead in the ditch 17th Jul 17, 10:36 PM
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    Dead in the ditch
    Lets hope there's more to come
    Found this on BBC SW it will be of interest:

    Crown Currency: Firm went bust owing thousands of customers a total of £20m

    Andrew Segal
    Local Live
    Posted at
    3 Jul
    One of the people involved in the Crown Currency fraud has been ordered to pay back more than £868,000 to her victims.

    Susan Benstead, 72, who got a two-year suspended jail term for money laundering for her part in the scam, was ordered to pay the money at a proceeds of crime hearing at Southwark Crown Court.

    Crown Currency website
    Crown Currency, based in Hayle (pictured), was one of the UK's largest personal currency exchange businesses before it collapsed.

    Established in 2004, Crown allowed individuals and business customers to pre-order foreign exchange at a set price up to a year in advance. It provided money in 80 currencies, as well as travellers' cheques and money transfers, sometimes for people to buy property.

    It went bust in October 2010, owing 12,500 clients a total of £20m.

    Crown Currency office
    At Benstead's trial in 2015, where she was one of five people found guilty of offences connected to its collapse, Southwark Crown Court heard the firm used new customers' cash to pay off existing clients.

    Up to 12,500 people are believed to have lost money, the court heard.

    Heard from another source: the son has done less than 6 months in prison. He is now out wandering the streets of the S/W albeit tagged!!
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 18th Jul 17, 9:17 PM
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    Note Edward James is next!

    A hearing is under way for the former mayor of Glastonbury, Edward James.
    • Grey Rook
    • By Grey Rook 18th Jul 17, 11:25 PM
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    Grey Rook
    I put this up on the Facebook group a while back but if there is anyone on here who is not a member then it is important that you let the Devon & Cornwall Police know if you have changed your contact details since submitting your original Witness Statements. Looks like the judge made a good call on this one.

    From Devon Cornwall Police

    The confiscation hearings for Susan Benstead and Edward James were held at Southwark Crown Court on 03/07/17.
    In respect of Susan Benstead, His Honour Judge Gledhill made a confiscation order in the sum of £868,580.00 with three months to pay. All recovered amounts will be used to compensate victims.
    In respect of Edward James, His Honour Judge Gledhill made a confiscation order in the sum of £115, 923.80 and a further compensation order of £85,234.90. All recovered amounts will be used to compensate victims.
    All compensation will be paid on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the judge’s directions.
    If you have not previously updated the Devon and Cornwall Police with any change to your email or home address details since your initial contact, please can you provide new details to DC Richard Teague as a matter of urgency via the following email address;
    Last edited by Grey Rook; 18-07-2017 at 11:35 PM.
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