Millionaire caught shoplifting £200 of meat and wine from Tesco

Who said only the poor and desperate resort to shoplifting from supermarkets?


Ronan Ghosh, MD of RG Recycling

A man has been found guilty of shoplifting meat and wine worth £200 from a Tesco store… despite the fact he is a multimillionaire company director.

Ronan Ghosh, 39, from Birminghamm was caught on the supermarket’s CCTV stashing goods in a bag.

After initially electing trial by jury, he then pleaded guilty to theft at Birmingham Crown Court.

Judge Murray Creed sentenced the businessman to a 12-month community order and he was ordered to complete 80 hours’ unpaid work and pay £575 in costs.

Charnjit Jutla, defending, said: ‘He’s the director of RG Recycling, a limited company that supplies high-value machinery for the recycling industry.

‘It is 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.’

Ghosh set up RG Recyling, which is based in Warwick Road, Solihull, in 2009. The company trades in new and used waste processing equipment and recyclable materials.

Its website states: ‘Ronan Ghosh has been in the plant/recycling industry for almost 20 years.

‘He initially gained his experience in the USA.

‘Having worked for a market leader for a number of years he saw the need to diversify into other sectors.

‘He set up his own company in 2009 and the company now offers a range of products and solutions for recovering difficult to screen materials.’