Monthly Archives: November 2016

Building Society Worker Jailed

As reported on The Voice website, a building society customer service manager has been jailed for fraudulently transferring money from customers’ accounts.

Sandra Stewart, a Nationwide employee, admitted to police that she had stolen over £27,000 from customer accounts in the 1990s.

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Shoplifting Offences At 13 Year High

According to AOL News, police are recording more shoplifting offences than at any other time in the past 13 years, official figures have revealed.

Police recorded 336,505 shoplifting offences in the year ending in March – a 3% rise compared with the previous year.

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Bank Worker Jailed For £53k Fraud

BBC News reports that a former bank employee has been jailed for two years after admitting dishonestly transferring £53,000 from the accounts of 14 elderly customers.

Natasha Bassi, from Southampton, moved the funds over eight months in 2014 while working as an advisor at a branch of Santander in Reading.

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Child Welfare Expert Had Fake PhD

A leading child welfare expert’s CV falsely declared she was entitled to be called a doctor and her PhD qualification was fictitious, according to BBC News.

Susan Stewart ran Scotland’s Child and Family Assessment Centre and presented herself as a doctor but lied about having a PhD in psychology from Stirling University, having not completed the degree course.

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Man Stole Ready Meal In Underpants

The Express reports that a shoplifter – previously banned from a BP petrol station store – has been jailed for 10 months for trying to steal a ready meal by stuffing it down his trousers.

Neil Taylor was apprehended by a check-out assistant who became suspicious when she saw his jogging bottoms were “bulging”.

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Ex-Council Worker Jailed For £1m Fraud

The localgov website reports that an ex-council employee has been found guilty of defrauding Lancashire County Council out of £1m over a five year period.

Stephen Crewdson was in charge of approving supplier invoices and arranged for builders to bill the council for work that never existed.

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