Monthly Archives: October 2017

University Boss Stole £500k

A former university dean and his secret lover fraudulently gained more than £500,000 from their employer.

Robert Smedley created a role for Christopher Joynson, but did not declare their relationship to the university and claimed the pair were just friends.

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Half Of Brits Lie On Job Applications

According to Cambridge News, a survey has found that 55% of Brits lie, or withhold important information, when applying for jobs.

The survey of 2,000 people found that out of those who lied, 23% went on to bag the jobs they applied for and another 23% confessed they did it because they wanted a higher salary.

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Husband Stole To Cover IVF Costs

According to the Derbyshire Times, a desperate husband stole goods from his employer’s work site to help cover the costs of his wife’s IVF treatment.

David Lenthall admitted he had been selling tubes of automotive sealant on eBay for about 18 months because he was suffering with financial difficulties.

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Policewoman On Shoplifting Charges

According to the BBC News website, a Fermanagh police officer has gone on trial charged with shoplifting.

Linda Totten has been charged with theft of £156.81 of goods from an Asda store on Christmas Eve 2013, and items of an unknown value four days earlier.

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Couple Falsely Claimed £5k In Refunds

According to the Eastern Daily Press, a couple have admitted in court to claiming thousands through false refunds.

Richard Foreman and Tara Foreman claimed refunds on items they did not buy to a value of £5,164.80 between September and December 2016.

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Bogus Vet Lied His Way Into Job

A story in the County Gazette gives details of a bogus vet who lied his way into a job at a Taunton practice and was employed there for almost two years before being discovered.

Patrick Keniry, who has several previous convictions for similar offences, admitted faking his CV to get work at Priory Veterinary Practice and even stole the name of a qualified vet to get the job.

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