Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tech Firms Fight Fake Qualifications

According to the Coin Telegraph website, Japanese tech giants Sony and Fujitsu have created an encrypted database for educational proficiency documents, in a bid to prevent forgeries and fake diplomas which are being used by foreigners to secure resident status in the country.

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Gas Engineer Stole Tools

According to Stoke On Trent Live, a ‘wound up’ gas engineer who was suspended from his job, stole tools from his firm’s van in retaliation.

Reece Pace also ordered goods worth over £500 from various trade suppliers on behalf of his ex-employer, Shore Mechanical Services [SMS].

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Fake Course Scam Netted Pair £200k

The BBC News website reports that a couple from Norfolk have admitted running fake distance-learning courses which netted them sums of more than £200,000.

Katie Hope and Scott Wolfe duped 900 people into paying for qualifications which did not exist, via their firms International Distance College and the British Nutrition Council.

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Shoplifting ‘Career’ Netted £2million

The Sun reports that a prolific thief claims to have made £2million during her 45 year shoplifting ‘career’.

Mother-of-six Kim Farry, from SW London, has been in prison five times and shows no remorse for her illegal actions, preferring to see herself as a ‘Fagin’ character.

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Cocaine Addict Stole £255k

The Daily Record reports that a mum-of-two with an expensive cocaine habit embezzled hundreds of thousands of pounds from a SECOND trusting employer.

Kerryanne Clarke pocketed nearly £255,000 over three years from Govan-based Bell Building Projects Ltd., by taking cash and fraudulently using a company credit card.

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Shoplifting Falls In Cirencester

The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard website reports that thefts from shops have decreased in Cirencester according to recent police figures, bucking the national trend.

Police say that the reduction in crime is down to police successfully obtaining Criminal Behaviour Orders [CBO] for repeat offenders, banning them from all shops in the city.

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