Monthly Archives: February 2021

Manager Stole £10k In Staffing Fraud

As reported on the York Press website, a cleaning company manager defrauded his company of nearly £10,000 in a scam centred around casual staffing.

A court heard that Joao Manuel Cete found staff and paid them cash in hand with company money without his employer’s knowledge or consent.

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Bed Company Manager Stole £90k

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post website, a ‘greedy’ manager stole around £90,000 from the bed company where he worked to fund a lifestyle beyond his means.

Hassan Basser – jailed for 20 months – stole the money over a five-year period, spending a chunk of the ill-gotten gains on a luxury family holiday to Dubai.

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Mum Took Son Shoplifting

As reported on the News & Star website, a mother took her son on a “professional shoplifting expedition” to try and pay back some of her debts.

Ashley Winn took her severely autistic 20-year-old son with her as she embarked on a thieving spree at a branch of B&M Bargains.

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Thief Caught By Off-Duty Cop

According to the Birmingham Live website, a shoplifting suspect was arrested by a vigilant off-duty Worcestershire police officer, showing they are never off duty.

PC Danny Fulford was shopping at an M&S when he saw a person acting suspiciously in the food hall, and tried to leave with stolen property.

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Fake Perfume Seized From Street Trader

The Ipswich Star website reports that counterfeit perfume was seized from an opportunistic street trader in Ipswich, prompting police to warn shoppers about fake goods.

Officers spotted the trader selling the fragrances – which included fakes of brands such as Ralph Lauren – from a bag in the town centre.

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Fake Wine Found In UK Shops

The Mirror website reports that Chinese crime gangs are behind a fake Aussie wine scam in the UK, according to experts.

Phoney versions of the Yellow Tail brand – including Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio – have been found in shops across the country.

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