Monthly Archives: February 2018
Worker Faked Robbery To Cover Theft
The Boston Standard reports that a man who owed money to loan sharks stole more than £3,000 from his employer and faked a robbery to cover what he had done.
Steve Beeson, who ran New Horizon Amusements, claimed that the shop had been robbed of £3,100 and acid had been thrown in his face as he opened up.read more
London Teacher Lied About Degree
Mail Online reports that a teacher at a top London girls school has been given a lifetime ban from the classroom after lying on his CV.
Simon Dodd told school leaders at Francis Holland School in Sloane Square that he had got a 2:1 degree, but he had actually only received a 2:2 and had faked a degree document.read more
Police Launch Anti-Shoplifting Drive
Thieves operating in Wakefield have been warned they will be caught as police launch a new shoplifting drive, according to the Wakefield Express.
The Wakefield Central Neighbourhood Policing Team is taking a zero-tolerance approach to shop thefts in the city centre, warning offenders, ‘lift it – and we’ll lift you’.read more
Company Analyst Stole £700k From Employer
The BBC News website reports that a business analyst has been jailed for stealing more than £700,000 from his employer, Oxford Bus Company.
As one of the staff responsible for recording money on to a computer system once it had been counted, Colin Smart took the sum between May 2010 and March 2017.read more
UK SMEs’ £9bn Invoice Fraud Loss
According to the Real Business website, invoice fraud is on the rise, as technology brings with it new opportunities for fraudsters as well as for legitimate businesses.
Recent research found that UK SMEs are losing more than £9bn through invoice fraud every year, amounting to £1,658 per SME.read more
Shoplifters Stole During Their Trial
As reported in the Liverpool Echo, a pair of brazen shoplifters left court while their trial was on a lunch break – to go on another thieving spree at shops nearby.
Robert Smith and Irene Jones even brought the goods they’d stolen from a nearby Iceland store and a pet shop with them back to the court.read more