Monthly Archives: September 2015
Woman Shoplifted After Winning £250k
According to The Mirror, a drug-user went on a shoplifting spree despite having just won £250,000 with a National Lottery scratchcard.
Nicola Lord, 38, of Blackpool, was barred from every Boots store in Britain but still went into the company’s branch in Lytham, Lancashire and stole perfume worth £514.read more
Con Man Used False Names For Grants
A Cambridge University academic used false names and invoices regarding non-existent initiatives to steal hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
David Barrowclough made his first application for a lottery grant in 2005 and received regular grant money from 2006 until 2013.read more
Crook Sold Fake Watches On eBay
According to the Sheffield Star, a crook stole counterfeit items – fake watches and boots – from a Trading Standards warehouse and sold them on eBay.
Kevin Johnson, jailed for four-and-a-half years, also handled designer shoes and accessories stolen from local vintage clothing firm Rocket Originals.read more
M&S Bank Employee Stole £30,000 To Pay Rent
According to The Leader, a team leader at M&S Bank has been jailed for two years after she admitted stealing more than £30,000 from her employers to pay her rent.
Bosses got wind of the fraud after four years and began a protracted investigation that left Langford’s staff feeling deeply anxious that they were under suspicion.read more
Teenager Banned From All BP Garages
This Is Local London reports that a teenager from Perivale has been banned from all BP service stations in England and Wales by a criminal behaviour order.
Ackem Moran, 18, pleaded guilty to stealing food and drink in May from the BP service station in Western Avenue, Perivale.read more
Shoplifter Reoffends Within Minutes
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, a 32-year-old woman was caught stealing just minutes after being sentenced for previous shoplifting offences.
Heidi Marie Wilson appeared in court after 10am for shoplifting and was then caught at 11am on the same morning stealing perfume from Debenhams.read more