Monthly Archives: November 2021

£12k Fraud Caused Firm’s Collapse

The Daily Record website reports that a business collapsed after an employee splurged £12,000 of company funds on clothes and perfume.

Olivia Briscoe had access to the company bank accounts and made around 100 withdrawals at cashpoints and used the business debit card for personal shopping.

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M&S Meat Thief Jailed

The Birmingham Live website reports that a shoplifter who stole meat worth hundreds of pounds from a city Marks and Spencer store has been jailed.

Liam Wilcox was arrested after West Midlands Police took to Twitter to post CCTV footage of a man suspected of stealing from the branch in Sheldon.

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Fake Goods Seized On Oxford Street

The BBC News website reports that police have seized an “astonishing” haul of fake designer goods and illegal items in pre-Christmas raids in London’s Oxford Street.

Operation Jade raided four souvenir and sweet shops and confiscated more that 17,500 items, including unsafe toys, counterfeit clothing, and incorrectly-labelled nicotine products.

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Jail For Shoplifting Alcoholic

According to the Lancashire Telegraph website, a shoplifter stole more than £1,000 worth of goods in a six-week spree, to fund his chronic alcohol addiction.

Joshua Thomas Whalley stole booze worth a total of £475 from Tesco, handbags worth £381 plus meat worth £396 from Marks & Spencer.

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Prolific Thief Stole Leeds Football Shirts

The Yorkshire Evening Post website reports that a prolific thief has been jailed after he was caught stealing £660 worth of football shirts from a Leeds United shop.

Dilwyn Hoare – who has 76 previous convictions – took 15 adult shirts from a stand, rolled them up and placed them into a bag on the floor.

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Thief Stole ‘To Impress Boyfriend’

The Liverpool Echo website reports that a woman stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from her employer in a “deluded” ploy to impress her boyfriend with a lavish lifestyle.

Stephanie Long stole just over £214,000 from B&M Waste Services over a four-year period, abusing her position as a purchasing and ledger manager.

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