Monthly Archives: September 2017

Manager ‘Almost Ruined Employer’

Gazette Live reports that a former office manager almost ruined her employer by embezzling £48,000 in bank transfers and cash over a two-year period.

Nicola Leadstone pocketed about £500 a week belonging to a small Middlesbrough family company, Heatpac, almost sending it into liquidation.

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28,000 Sites Selling Counterfeits Closed

According to Sky News, police have shut down 28,000 websites selling counterfeit goods to British consumers – more than 4,000 of which were set up using identities stolen from other customers.

One victim unknowingly had her identity stolen and fake websites were set up in her name, selling more counterfeit goods.

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Family Business Defrauded Of £100k

According to Worcester News, a fraudster stole more than £100,000 to fund his gambling addiction betraying kind-hearted business owners who treated him ‘like family’.

Kelvin Bradley brought the cable company, Rhinocables, to the brink of ruin, forcing the owners to remortgage their home.

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East Of England Businesses Lose £6.3m To Fraud

The Ipswich Star reports that corporate employee fraud cost businesses in the East of England more than £6.3m last year.

Nationally, losses from employee fraud amounted to more than £40m, according to the data from ActionFraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre.

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Insurance Fraudster Made 82 Fake Payments

A personal claims specialist colluded with an accomplice to make false claims against a contents and building insurance policy, according to Claims Magazine.

Kevin Macey – sentenced to two years jail-time, suspended for two years – worked for RSA and helped Debbie Starkings make five claims over two years which amounted to over £200,000.

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Bosses ‘Had No Clue’ Said Payroll Thief

Kent Online carried a story of an Asda payroll clerk who boasted her bosses “did not have a clue” that she was paying herself extra wages.

Janette Norman – jailed for two years – fleeced the supermarket giant of £31,070 by reactivating the account profile of an ex-employee and amending the bank details to her own.

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