Monthly Archives: March 2019

Gambling Addict Stole £20,000

The Manchester Evening News reports that a pawnbroker employee stole over £20,000 to fund his gambling addiction – and now works in a casino.

Peter Barker pocketed customer’s cash and processed it as card payments, racking up 229 fraudulent transactions in two years.

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Gift Card Scam Netted £10k

The Manchester Evening News website reports that a former employee of fashion chain Footasylum defrauded the company of more than £10,000.

Christopher Osbourne began uploading cash onto company gift cards, ‘abusing his position of trust’ as a customer service team leader.

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Social Worker Forged Signatures

According to the Teeside Live website, a social worker snorted away cocaine worth almost £30,000 using money meant for vulnerable families.

Lisa Finn forged signatures and pocketed £28,397.18, tampering with 60 documents, and drawing hundreds of pounds of cash at a time.

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NatWest Worker Stole £200k

As reported on the Southwark News website, a London man who stole more than £200,000 from the bank he was employed by has been jailed for three years.

Anthony Adade was found to have accessed several customer accounts, making fraudulent transfers worth over £200,000 in less than six months.

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Teens In Mass Shoplifting Spree

The Mirror website reports that a college has suspended 17 teenagers after they allegedly went on a mass shoplifting spree at a Primark store in Hull.

The group, believed to be entirely made up of girls, have been placed on a “short term suspension pending a meeting with their parents and carers”.

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Book Shop Worker Stole £3k

According to the Weston Mercury website, a Waterstone’s store manager stole £2,920 in order to pay for ‘a household and a half’.

Christopher Ashford used the shop’s stamp and save card scheme to recoup the money and pocket the cash from the till.

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