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Richard Sage / Mark Kerby release date

Tuesday, 30 August 2016



Reports have reached us that the infamous fraudster Richard Sage also known as Mark Kerby is due for release on 12 January 2017. His stated intention, we learn, is to return to the Southend-on-Sea area. We have not been able to verify these reports, but our source is trusted. If you don’t know who Richard Sage is, click his name in Categories below. 

7 comments on “Richard Sage / Mark Kerby release date

  1. Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I think the easiest thing and one that I proposed to Government is that similar to the security industry, you must obtain a personal licence to practice any role within the funeral directing industry.

    Doctor’s have to be registered to the GMB to have their membership number. Solicitors are registered with the Law Society.
    How difficult would it be to have something similar for funeral directors?

    • Kathryn Edwards

      Friday 9th September 2016 at 8:44 am

      Possibly not ‘difficult’.
      And possibly not a good idea.

    • Friday 9th September 2016 at 9:55 am

      Are the Law Society and GMC self regulatory bodies?

  2. Wednesday 31st August 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Could there also be wriggle room in a licence scheme Charles?

    Note also that from June of this year companies are required to submit to Companies House an annual confirmation statement indicating People with Significant Control (PSC) within a company. See
    Is this designed to identify ‘ghosts’ within a company? Will failure to give proper or no details of such persons result in serious consequences if/when found out?
    Perhaps a licence scheme should have a similar requirement in respect of ‘ghost’ proprietors??

  3. Mr XXX

    Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 9:11 pm

    You would hope that those in charge of such things would make a condition of his parole that he never associates with anyone bereaved or in need of a funeral director. Surely such a thing is not impossible? People get injunctions or ASBO’s for a lot less than the crimes committed by this revolting individual. Let’s hope he stays away from anything funeral or ambulance related.

    • Wednesday 31st August 2016 at 10:48 am

      He’s banned from being a company director, but he can shimmy round that easily enough. If funeral service was regulated they’d be able to take his licence away…

      • Kathryn Edwards

        Friday 9th September 2016 at 8:42 am

        Now, now! You shouldn’t say things like that in a public forum: you might be misinterpreted!

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