Editor's View: Case closed on the adviser and the missing silver...

The editor's Friday Night Takeaway from 19 January

Hope Coumbe
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This week, the Financial Conduct Authority announced it had banned a former adviser after it emerged he had handled stolen goods.

The adviser, who also once owned a jewellers, was tried and convicted back in 2021. In what was our most read story for this week, it has been revealed the stolen items in question were four silver tankards, a pair of swan candlesticks, a sterling silver salt and pepper pot set, a pair of Victorian silver chamber sticks and a silver salver. I want to caveat my next comment by making it clear I believe stealing to be a very serious matter. BUT… I am slightly amused. It's just so… Agatha Christie-ish. It certainly makes a change from funnelling money to offshore accounts.   Elsewhere, the ...

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