Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ex-Footballer Jailed For Shoplifting

The Lancashire Evening Post reports that an ex-professional footballer went on a £5,000 shoplifting spree to pay off his partner’s cocaine debt.

Kevin Magee – a team-mate of David Beckham in the ’90s – was jailed for six months after committing another five thefts from supermarkets on three separate dates.

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Shoplifting Up 67% In St Albans

As reported in The Herts Advertiser, new statistics revealed by Hertforshire Police show that shoplifting is 67% up in comparison to the previous year.

Since April 1 2016 there have been 368 instances of shoplifting – with meat, alcohol and clothes making up most of the items stolen in the district.

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Stolen Electronics Sold On eBay

According to the Eastern Daily Press, a Halfords employee stole over £3,500-worth of electronics in less than a month to help finance family debts.

Ryan Muir stole items- including sat navs – whilst working at Halfords in Thetford and sold them on eBay, between December 20, 2015 and January 5, 2016.

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How Prominent Is Business Fraud?

An interesting article appears on the Business Matters website where business experts and a 2014 global fraud study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, found that the typical business suffers a 5 per cent loss of profits every year due to corporate fraud.

The article gives an expert’s opinion on internal business fraud, along with advice on what you can do to prevent it in your company.

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Employee Used Blank Cheques To Steal £112k

The Daily Gazette reports that an employee stole more than £112,000 from her bosses to pay her debts and fund a lavish lifestyle.

Gail Perry syphoned off a total of £112,227.35 from her employer – Exceptional Ideas – over a four year period.

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M&S Manager Stole £250k

As reported on Mail Online, the manager of a Marks & Spencer store in Cambridge stole over £250,000 from his employer to feed his gambling habit.

A court was told that Martin Trenor was employed as a manager for the M&S Simply Food at Cambridge railway station and also had responsibilities for two other outlets.

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