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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more