Monthly Archives: May 2016

Aquarium Boss Stung By Employees

The Times & Star carried a story about Mark Vollers – the owner of the Lake District Coast Aquarium – who has issued a stark warning over employee fraud, after two members of his staff stole almost £130,000. Pamela Gradon, a manager at the aquarium, received a 32-month jail term for the theft of £117,000.

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Payroll Fraud Costs UK Firms £12bn

An article on the People Management website states that businesses in the private sector are collectively losing £12bn each year through payroll fraud.

The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 report found that the biggest source of loss related to procurement – causing annual losses of £127bn.

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Employee Stole Car Parts Worth £80k

The Bournemouth Echo reports that a Europcar employee stole car parts worth £80k and sold them for a fraction of their value on eBay.

Paul Cox made an “initial denial” to his employers before admitting just half an hour later: “I was just trying to give my family a better life.”

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Senior Cop Accused Of Stealing Beef

As reported in the Express, one of Scotland’s most senior police officers tried to give Tesco staff the slip after he was caught with three beef fillets in his pocket.

A court was told that Assistant Chief Constable John Mauger gave a false name to the security guards who apprehended him in a Teso Extra store in Colchester.

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Think Before You Embellish Your CV

An interesting discussion on the consequences of lying on a CV appeared on the Cambridge Network website.

The article says that a UK Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) survey on graduate data fraud, states that approximately 33% of graduates or job seekers falsify important information on their CVs every year.

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Conman Jailed For £40k Scam

BBC News reports that a serial conman who defrauded an energy firm of £40,000 after lying to get a job as its finance director has been jailed.

James Cox concocted a CV and references to land the role and £65,000 salary at Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC).

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