"The wedding was amazing."
Kisok Thavarajah, who worked at Tesco as a checkout worker, has been jailed after being caught for devising a cash scam.
Originally from Sri-Lanka, the 25-year-old admitted to conspiracy to defraud after rigging a cash dispensing machine (ATM) in Surrey with two other accomplices. The Croydon crown court jailed him for eight months, however, if he ‘behaves’ he could be released earlier.
After admitting rigging the ATM, it was found that Thavarajah’s cash scam earned him £4,400. His lavish wedding, however, brought up questions to if he had managed to scam more. Nevertheless, police have announced they are not planning to investigate any further.
His extravagant wedding took place at the well-known Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s high-end Park Lane and had surprised his co-workers and friends. Hiring the great hall alone cost £60,000.
To give a taste to where the rest of the money went, Thavarajah had a life-sized ornate bird cage to surround their 17-tier cake, gourmet three-course cuisine, alongside a free bar packed with fine champagne for 400 guests.
The cake was handcrafted and cost £3,500 and the three-course dining had cost £150 per person.
Many were shocked and the bride’s friend commented:
“The wedding was amazing. They said Kisok paid for everything.
“No one had a clue how he could possibly afford it, yet he’s managed to get married like George Clooney.”
This sparked more questions when he admitted to the cash scam. The friend, Kiruthiga Skanthatheva, expanded:
“Perhaps the police need to look at his crime earnings a little more closely.”
However, The Sun had spoken to Scotland Yard, who commented on the case.
A spokesperson said: “An assessment was carried out by the Met’s Criminal Finance Team, which did not detect that the defendant was in possession of any proceeds of crime or other criminal assets.”
Newly wed bride, 28-year-old Kiruthiga, will now have to wait for her husband’s release, while he now serves eight months in jail for fraud.