Monthly Archives: May 2020

Trainee Accountant Stole £60k

A trainee accountant stole almost £60,000 from his boss to fund a six-month hedonistic life of hard drinking.

Jake Currie faked invoices, diverted money into three personal bank accounts and loaded £14,000 on to a pre-paid foreign currency card.

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Jail For Prolific Booze Thief

The Westmorland Gazette website reports that a serial shoplifter has been jailed for stealing alcohol worth more than £1,000 from Booths.

Paul Akred targeted Booths supermarkets in Ulverston and Windermere on four occasions in December 2019, January and April 2020.

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Cardboard Cop To Deter Thieves

A policeman became the unofficial face of Morrison’s after a cardboard version of himself was used to deter shoplifters.
PC Neil Parkin became a familiar face to many after agreeing to get his photo taken ten years ago by a student.

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Thief Stole Fake Tan Worth £280

The Wakefield Express website reports that a prolific shoplifter stole over £280-worth of fake tan during a major thieving spree.

Channon Banks – released from prison on New Year’s Eve 2019 – stole clothes and bedding worth over £2,000 in January alone.

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Bookkeeping Fraudster To Pay Back £67k

According to the Argus website, a greedy bookkeeper who stole from her employers to fund luxury holidays, jaunts, and handbags has been told to pay back the cash.

Lynne Boakes – serving a prison sentence for stealing more than £100,000 from her employer – paid herself a higher salary and created fake invoices.

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GBBO Winner ‘Banned From Waitrose’

The Metro website reports that Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn has reportedly been banned from Waitrose after accusations of shoplifting.

Quinn was reportedly stopped by undercover store detectives at a branch of the posh supermarket in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

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