Monthly Archives: September 2021

Finance Officer Stole £27k

The Northern Echo website reports that a finance officer transferred nearly £27,000 of clients’ payments into her own bank account over a 13-month period.

Making 62 fraudulent transactions, Gillian Burke then removed evidence of the payments from the company’s computer system.

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Thieves ‘Should Be Spared Jail’

According to the Unilad website, a leading Police & Crime Commissioner has stated that short sentences do not work for a low-level crime like shoplifting.

Donna Jones believes that jail sentences should be reserved for violent crimes and sex offences, and that retailers should help fund thieves’ rehabilitation.

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Thieving Gran Stops Stealing

As reported on the Metro website, a grandmother has vowed to stop thieving and turn her life around.

Leanne Stapleton – accused of stealing more than £200-worth of toiletries – told a court, “I’m tired of it all now,” as she faced prison for another 15 crimes.

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£100k Employee Stole £250k

The Liverpool Echo website reports that a highly-paid managing director stole more than £250,000 from his employer, in a ‘brazen fraud, cleverly disguised by false accounting’.

Adrian Platt raised false purchase orders between is employers and his friend, Bernard Giam, who then produced invoices claiming his companies had supplied environmental consultancy services.

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Parcelforce Driver Stole 244 Packages

The Wales Online website reports that a Parcelforce driver stole 244 items in three months, selling them on eBay and netting him over £14,000.

Michal Biernacki stole mostly high-value electrical, cosmetic and designer clothing products, worth more than £31,000.

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Thief Took Foil-lined Suitcase Into Store

The Stoke-On-Trent Live website reports that a man stuffed a foil-lined suitcase with clothes in a branch of Sports Direct and tried to leave without paying.

Vasile Baboi told a court that he had simply wanted to send the clothes back home to his children in Romania.

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