Monthly Archives: April 2020
Fraudster Must Repay Almost £40k
As an update to a previous news item, the Horncastle News website reports that Elizabeth Cullen, jailed for stealing £87,000 from her employer, has been ordered to repay almost £40,000.
Her large-scale criminal activities were only uncovered by chance, when her boss paid a cheque into the bank.read more
Big Increase In Fake Online Courses
The This Is Money website reports that there has been a surge in scammers selling fake online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown, as more households take up learning whilst in isolation.
The online learning market has become the new Wild West, where learners can easily be hooked by increasing numbers of cowboys.
Six Months Jail For ‘Persistent Offender’
According to the Belfast Telegraph website, a ‘persistent offender’ with 202 previous convictions on her record, has been jailed for six months.
Rosaleen Mary Bradley admitted stealing around £400-worth of items from two chemists in Belfast city, and damaging a cosmetics set.read more
Security Guards May Adopt ‘Hands Off’ Approach
As reported on the Telegraph website, shoplifters may face a “hands off” approach by security guards during the coronavirus pandemic.
The British Security Industry Association [BSIA] strategy is that thieves will largely not be physically tackled, will be told to put goods back and instructed to leave the store.read more
Thief Targeted Same Store
The Wales Online website reports that a prolific thief has been jailed for repeatedly targeting the same shop during a shoplifting spree.
Zoe Jefferies stole cosmetics, toiletries and hair care products worth over £500 from the same branch of Boots over a 12-day period.read more
Jail For Thief Who Gave False Name
The Ross-Shire Journal website reports that a shoplifter has been jailed for 11 weeks for attempting to steal from Asda and giving police a false name.
Andrew Sanders admitted removing security tags in November of 2019 and also attempting to pervert the course of justice.read more