The infamous Richard Sage

Fran Hall 1 Comment
Fran Hall

Currently going by the name Mark Kerbey, we have news about Richard Sage, serial fraudster notorious to readers of this blog.

For more than three decades, this gentleman has been defrauding individuals and organisations, resulting in more than 40 counts of fraud and a number of stretches in prison.

At Basildon Crown Court some four years ago, his ‘several severe life-threatening conditions’ and ‘bleak future because of coronary heart disease’ resulted in his most recent jail sentence being suspended for two years. This conviction resulted from his defrauding a vulnerable elderly couple, who had paid him £3,000 deposit for their funeral plans.

People living in Westcliff-on-Sea, Erith or Colchester might recognise Mr Kerbey, miraculously recovered from his several severe life threatening conditions, as the funeral director involved with Trinity Funeral Homes, a company that has three branches in Essex and offers ‘Affordable funerals from £695*’

We have written an in-depth piece charting the appalling catalogue of crimes in the chequered past of Sage / Kerbey, you can read it here if you’re interested.

In the meantime, we strongly advise that nobody engages Trinity Funeral Homes without extensive research into the person you are dealing with.


  1. Fran Hall

    Ah yes – we have seen him in Havering from time to time. At one point turning up in a beaten up old Scorpio hearse. Leads the funeral in. Carries coffin into chapel. Acts up as celebrant. I understand some crematoria won’t allow him in without payment up front. Years ago he booked me to take a service here. Paid me by cheque on the day. And yes of course it bounced😂

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