Monthly Archives: September 2014
Get Advice To Combat Shoplifting
Retailers in South Tyneside are being urged to get advice about how to reduce the risk of their premises being targeted by shoplifters.
South Tyneside Council has joined forces with Northumbria Police to offer businesses the chance to get tips about how they can help to deter shoplifting on their premises.read more
Cash Manager Accused Of £84k Theft
A cash office manager has appeared in court accused of stealing more than £84,000 from a supermarket giant, according to the Hartlepool Mail.
The 48-year-old, working for Morrisons in Hartlepool, is alleged to have manipulated figures to steal £84,260 from the store over a three-year period.read more
Jailed After Undercover Ebay Sting
The Sidmouth Herald reports that a fence was caught selling thousands of pounds of stolen machinery on ebay after an undercover detective posed as a buyer on the online auction site.
The man offered the detective other stolen items and promised he would be getting new supplies of similar tools soon.read more
Beware Job Candidates’ References
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that one in 10 small and medium-sized firms across Yorkshire have received a fraudulent reference for a potential job candidate.
“The scale of reference falsification in the region is quite surprising, but also alarming,” according to Lee Hayes from Close Brothers Invoice Finance.read more
5,000 Shoplifting Cases In Lincoln
The Lincolnshire Echo has revealed almost 5,000 incidents of shoplifting were recorded in Lincoln over the last three years, with around 30 cases recorded in the city each week.
David Dexter, chairman of the Lincoln branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, accused police of too often ignoring such crimes.read more
Councillor ‘Pretended To Be A Barrister’
The Guildford Dragon reports that a case against councillor Monika Juneja has been referred to Guildford Crown Court.
The councillor is facing seven charges, including forgery, fraud by false representation, obtaining monetary advantage by deception and wilfully pretending to be a barrister.read more