Monthly Archives: November 2015

Toys “R” Us Manager Sold Stolen Stock On eBay

David Wilson, a deputy manager at Toys “R” Us in York started stealing from the chain in 2008 – a year after being promoted into a managerial role – according to the York Press.

The company used software to trace the stolen stock before evidence was handed to loss prevention officers who matched the goods with Wilson’s eBay and PayPal account.

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Thief Appeared On ‘Come Dine With Me’

According to the Mirror, a primary school teacher who was being hunted by Asda for her prolific shoplifting has been caught after appearing on TV’s Come Dine With Me.

Supermarket staff at her local Asda branch spotted Sophie Hunter-Brown in a re-run of the popular Channel 4 show.

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Copper Lied On CV To Land Promotions

A Merseyside Police superintendent lied about himself and made misleading statements on his CV to secure transfers and career promotions.

Michael Martin wrongly claimed to have a university degree and said he led a review for implementing new policing strategies, following a high-profile death of a woman.

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Brands Sold Online Without Permission

A Suffolk firm have admitted selling copyrighted items online without permission of brands like Land Rover, Ford and Warner Bros.

Sticar’s director, Christopher Taylor, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of Trade Marks Act violations and five counts against the Copyright Designs and Patents Acts.

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Harry Potter Extra Sacked Over Prop Dispute

According to the New! website, extra working on the new Harry Potter spin-off film has been fired for allegedly taking a prop from the set and trying to sell it on an internet auction site.

Film bosses behind Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, threatened to call in the police after they discovered a prop menu from a dinner scene had been listed on

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UK Retailers Lose £800m To Shoplifters

Shocking news from the Retail Times, as it reveals that UK retailers lost more than £800 million to shoplifting in 2014.

Small and high resale value items, were again among the most stolen, with fashion accessories, power tools, mobile device accessories, wine and spirits, and razor blades top of shoplifters’ ‘wishlists’.

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