A pub landlord fell to his death from a cross-Channel ferry after disappearing with almost £30,000 pounds of his patrons' Christmas savings
Malcolm Levesconte , aged 59 years, disappeared with the thrift fund from The Royal Oak pub in Shrewton in Wiltshire.
His body was found in the English Channel on Christmas Eve.
The Salisbury inquest heard Mr Levesconte had got into debt with credit cards and rent payments.
He texted his partner from the ferry telling her where to find his suicide notes and will.
The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.