Monthly Archives: June 2018
Fake Pandora Seller Jailed
The Chester Chronicle reports that a man who sold fake Pandora charms online has been given a 12 month jail sentence.
Tony McKeating was the subject of an investigation by Chester Trading Standards into the sale of counterfeit Pandora jewellery being sold on an online auction site.read more
‘Survival’ Shoplifting Increases
Tayside’s top police officer revealed a 23% increase of shoplifting offences in Angus and blamed the rise on increasing poverty.
Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson said: “Food and alcohol are the most commonly stolen items and there is an indication that this increase correlates with increasing levels of poverty.”read more
Modern Day Fagins Ran eBay Ring
A pair of ‘modern day Fagins’ ran a team of shoplifters targeting retail shops in Birmingham and then sold the stolen items on eBay.
Partners Nicola Wilcox and David Carroll took a huge bounty of stock from a six-strong group of thieves and are estimated to have made more than £40,000 over two years.read more
Deported Thief Returns To Reoffend
As reported on Mail Online, a prolific thief who was deported from the UK for shoplifting simply returned to the country and resumed his life of crime.
Eriks Gindra – who had racked up convictions in Nottingham, Doncaster, Leeds, Barnsley and Huddersfield – was kicked out of Britain four years ago.read more
Employee’s £45k Scam On Store Cards
The Daily Gazette reports that a shop worker defrauded his boss of almost £45,000, by spending thousands on the company’s Booker’s cash and carry card.
“Greed and dishonesty” was Alan Gracie’s motive as he spent his employer’s cash on meat, pet food, cigarettes and alcohol,read more
Ex-Airbus Employee Who Stole £132k Jailed
The BBC News website reports that a former employee of the aviation giant Airbus, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years, after a six-figure fraud.
Carena Jane Land paid legitimate expenses with her company credit card, and would then duplicate claims.read more