Monthly Archives: August 2018

Pilot Gave Jabba The Hutt As Reference

The Sun reports that a pilot has lost his job after it was discovered he gave the Star Wars villain, Jabba The Hutt, as a reference on his application form.

Nigel Francis-McGann was accused of putting lives at risk with his bogus attempt to be a captain with cargo firm West Atlantic UK.

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Men More Likely To Lie On CV

According to the Express, a new survey shows that men are far more likely to lie on their CV than women, with 42% claiming to have done so during their careers.

The survey revealed that 38% per cent of the women surveyed had also lied, with both sexes admitting that fear of the competition forced them to stretch the truth.

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Bookie Employee Embezzled £40k

The onlinecasino.co.uk website reports that a former assistant manager of Coral embezzled thousands of pounds after discovering a glitch in the company’s computer system that allowed him to bet on matches after the final whistle had blown.

Gavin Thompson employed friends as proxy gamblers, supplying the stake and processing the transactions while they placed bogus bets at Coral branches in Dundee and Forfar.

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Manager Treated NHS Like ‘Cash Machine’

The BBC News website reports that a senior NHS manager treated his local trust as his “personal cash machine”, whilst leading a gang who used £650,000 of taxpayers’ money to fund luxury refurbishments on their homes.

Royston Dyke was responsible for overseeing project managers engaged in estate works but siphoned off cash from the NHS trust’s coffers.

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‘Apprentice’ Star Attacked By Shoplifter

As reported on The Star website, Frances Bishop who starred in the 2016 series of The Apprentice has called for tougher sentencing for shoplifters after being attacked in her own store.

Frances Bishop was working at the store in Waterdale Shopping Centre when she was assaulted by a man who was furtively placing two outfits into a large bag.

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Call Parents, Not Police!

Mail Online reports that a security officer claims that he was told by Devon & Cornwall police that retailers should call shoplifters’ parents, not the police, as the force will not respond unless the value stolen is over £200.

The security worker – who wishes to remain anonymous – said, “Police are no longer going to attend shoplifting arrests in stores.

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