Monthly Archives: March 2017

Claims Manager Stole £1.8m

A claims manager has been sentenced to five years jail after he masterminded the theft of more than £1.8m from his employers.

Martin Turner doctored insurance claims emails, making direct payments for personal items and services including house renovations, luxury cars and to clear an existing mortgage.

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Stolen £25k Closes Charity

As reported on the Lincolnshire Live website, a charity treasurer has been jailed after she swindled £24,500 from her employer – Cleethorpes Rescue Service – forcing it to close.

Roxanna Bridgeland, stole money and stock over five years, made false claims for Gift Aid and even sold a £13,000 life boat on eBay.

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Family Firm Defrauded Of £100k

As reported on Kent Online, a valued member of an Ashford family firm betrayed their trust and secretly pocketed £100,000.

Donna Hartshorne – jailed for 18 months – was off work with neck and back problems when her bosses discovered she had set up three private accounts.

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Woman Stole £500k For Internet Conman

The Sun reports that a besotted account manager stole more than half a million pounds from her employer to give to an American serviceman that she had met online.

Pam Wareing, stole cash from a client’s account at her employer of 20 years – Eashams solicitors in Blackpool – tranferring it to a bank in Dubai over a 46-day period.

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Pub Manager Jailed For £33k Fraud

According to the Droitwich Advertiser, a former pub manager betrayed the trust of his employer by pocketing the wages of ‘ghost employees’, after an investigation into common assault led to the discovery.

Christopher May admitted the £33,000 fraud while managing the Honey Bee pub in Doverdale, claiming wages on behalf staff who had at some time worked at the pub but no longer did.

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Police Won’t Chase ‘Low Value’ Thieves

According to The Telegraph, police in a Berkshire town have said they will not send out officers to deal with shoplifters who steal goods worth less than £100.

Thames Valley Police officers told residents of Hungerford that austerity cuts meant the response to crimes would now need to be prioritised.

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