UK, Croydon: A Sri Lankan Tamil Tesco worker who £100,000 wedding bill just weeks before being jailed for a cash machine scam.
Kisok Thavarajah, who also had a stint as a packer in a factory, stunned pals with a lavish bash at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s posh Park Lane.
Later he admitted a single offence of “skimming” an ATM, netting £4,400.
And, despite his amazing spree, police said they did not plan to probe his finances further. Tonight a pal of bride Kiruthiga Skanthatheva said: “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.
“Perhaps the police need to look at his crime earnings a little more closely.”
Sri Lankan-born Thavarajah, 25, wed 28-year-old Kiruthiga in at a Hindu ceremony in July.
llAfterwards they sat on two thrones on a stage at the hotel’s Great Ballroom.
More than 400 guests feasted on £150-a-head cuisine washed down with vintage champagne. The centrepiece was a 17-tier £3,500 cake, displayed in a spotlit flower-decked birdcage.
Last month the former Tesco worker admitted conspiracy to defraud after he and two accomplices rigged an ATM in Sutton, Surrey. Croydon crown court jailed him for eight months.
With time off for good behaviour he is likely to walk free after just three or four. But a spokesman 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.”