Monthly Archives: February 2017

Taxi Firm Worker Stole £86,000

As reported in the Braintree & Witham Times, a man has been sentenced to a year in jail after stealing more than £86,000 from a former employer.

Daren Howarth admitted theft whilst working as a booking agent in the office of Excellent Connections Limited, a taxi company in Braintree.

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Whole Food’s Profits Rise As Thefts Fall

Some cheering news on the This Is Money website, as it reports that reducing store thefts helped the UK arm of Whole Foods Market make a profit for its second consecutive year.

The upmarket American health food supermarket said its profit increased in relation to turnover, ‘primarily reflecting improved shrink’

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Warehouse Manager In eBay Scam

The Hull Daily Mail reports that trusted warehouse manager stole leather goods worth almost £25,000 from his employer before giving them to a woman to sell on eBay.

Many of Mark Johnson’s stolen goods were handed to Helen Parsons, who then used her children’s eBay accounts to sell them online.

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Travel Agent Stole From Employer

The Ipswich Star carries the story of a travel shop worker who stole money from her employer to pay the rent on the house she shared.

A court heard that the Co-op estimates Lucy Read – a travel consultant for the company – stole around £2,000.

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Football Ace Stole From Harvey Nichols

As reported in The Scottish Sun, shamed ex-Hibs star Garry O’Connor pleaded guilty to shoplifting in Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh.

The former Scotland star has been ordered to pay a fine of £200 and an additional £700 in compensation for stealing items of clothing at the store last year.

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Shoplifter Escapes Jail To Go On Jeremy Kyle Show

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that a serial shoplifter was given a suspended jail sentence after he told a court about his plans to go on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Dean Grundell, who stole from TK Maxx and Sainsbury’s in Huddersfield, is in talks to feature on the ITV daytime show as he tries to quit his 25-year drug addiction.

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