Published on : Monday, September 8, 2014
Last month’s trial heard that the 40-year-old had set fire to the business on 27 June 2012 before making a fraudulent insurance claim.
Fraud investigators also revealed that Hindry was an active gambler, losing £50,000 in two years in one casino alone, and that his business was struggling.
Detective Sergeant Darren Reade, from Yarmouth CID, who led the investigation, said: “Justin Hindry thought to con emergency services, detectives and his insurance company by setting fire to his struggling business to make money out of the claim. He also deceived his own staff, many of whom had supported him throughout the investigation.
“His complete disregard for the law and the danger it placed others in is shocking and his conviction will serve as a warning to others who are considering making money in this way.”