Monthly Archives: October 2021

‘Reformed’ Thief Reoffends In Days

According to the Teesside Live website, a thief who is “addicted” to shoplifting embarked on another crime spree just days after telling a judge she was ‘turning her life around’.

Leanne Stapleton told a court in September that she was “actually tired of it all now”, but committed further offences while on police and court bail.

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GCSE Faker Misspelt Own Name

According to the Portsmouth News website, a Royal Navy sailor faked GCSE certificates, but was caught out because he spelt his own name wrong.

Leading Seaman Ian O’Mahoney claimed he received B and C grades in his English GCSE exams and forged two AQA exam board certificates.

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Handbag Thief’s £2k Haul

The BBC News website reports that a woman from Dublin stole two Mulberry handbags worth a total of £1,890 from a House Of Fraser store in Belfast in July 2016.

Catherine Gaffney also shoplifted a further three Mulberry handbags worth a total of £3,000 in November of the same year

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Manager Stole Whilst Awaiting Sentence

The Leicester Mercury website reports that a manager cheated his new employer out of cash whilst awaiting sentence for defrauding Nuffield Health out of £60,000.

Calvin Holman made fraudulent expense claims from Axa Insurance, despite having a suspended jail sentence for a similar scam with his previous employer.

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Jail For Santander Manager

The Sun reports that a Santander customer services manager has been jailed after stealing more than £200,000 from customer accounts.

Mohamed Hussain was provided with compromised account details by an accomplice, Sebastio Sala, and went on to transfer £217,133.17 over a 14-month period.

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Harmful Heavy Metals Found In Fakes

The Manchester Evening News website reports that a trader has been fined for selling fake jewellery which also contained harmful levels of heavy metals.

Ting Li’s shop was visited by Trading Standards officers, who seized a large quantity of products they believed to be counterfeit.

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