Monthly Archives: June 2020

Dental Worker’s Double Salary Fraud

According to the Derbyshire Live website, a dental worker was paid double her salary for around two years after drawing up a fake employment contract.

Tracey Topliss either forged her boss’s signature, or got someone else to, on a contract that stated she was being paid £70,000 per year.

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Thief Stole £2.5k Of Fragrance

The Warrington Guardian website reports that a shoplifter stole thousands of pounds worth of goods from a branch of Boots on one day.

Sarah Gillam – jailed for 20 weeks – took an estimated £2,500 of fragrances and was arrested when she returned to the store a week later.

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Bank Exec Stole £3m

According to the Evening Standard website, a City bank executive splashed out on fast cars, designer watches, and jewellery after swindling his employer out of almost £3 million.

Simon Olver – jailed for four-and-a-half years – was employed as head of finance, accounting, reporting and tax and siphoned corporate ‘tax payments’ into his own account.

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£50k Of Clocks Stolen From FCO

According to the Public Technology website, fraud perpetrated against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] last year amounted to over £130,000 and included an online shopping spree and the unsolved theft of £50,000-worth of expensive antique clocks from its London headquarters.

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XR Political Party Launches With Stolen Food

The Guardian website reports that a new political party was launched in London by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion [XR] marking the event by shoplifting a haul of goods from Sainsbury’s.

Five members of the Beyond Politics party filled trolleys with food but left without paying, apparently to highlight the instability of global food distribution.

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Police Employee Sold Parts On Ebay

The Eastern Daily Press website reports that a police employee who sold car parts belonging to the force on eBay was caught out when stolen goods were bought by an undercover officer.

Scott Allcock spent 18 years working for Norfolk Constabulary as a parts officer, admitted to five charges relating to the incidents.

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