Monthly Archives: February 2022

Bank Manager Stole £18k

The Daily Record website reports that a TSB bank manager stole £18,000 from the account of a vulnerable pensioner.

Kerry Hamilton had access to all accounts held at bank as part of her duties, but a probe was launched after ‘irregularities’ were flagged up on account belonging to a 68-year-old customer.

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Employee Fraud Rises In 2021

The Mortgage Finance Gazette website reports that cases of fraud by employees rose due to Covid-19 last year, according to KPMG’s latest UK Fraud Barometer.

The number of fraud acts committed by employees rose from 44 in 2020 to 66 in 2021, with the majority of cases shown as being cyber-enabled.

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“Ben & Jerry’s” Thief’s Co-op Ban

As reported on the Worcester News website, a prolific shoplifter who stole Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has been banned from entering any Co-op store in the country.

Jacob Telford was made subject of a three-year criminal behaviour order at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Payroll Thief Stole £290k

According to the Birmingham Live website, a heavily pregnant woman has been jailed for stealing £290,000 from her employers, which she spent on things to ‘make herself feel better’.
Payroll coordinator Maisie Passey made hundreds of fraudulent payments to herself over a three-year period, spending the cash on drink, drugs, socialising and furniture.

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BA Manager Jailed For £365k Fraud

The Chronicle Live website reports that a former British Airways worker has been jailed for a sophisticated £365,000 compensation fraud.

Anthony Robertson completed claim application forms online, pretended to be a customer and then used his own bank details to receive the pay-outs.

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‘Fakes’ Retailer Fined £4k

According to the Wales247 website, a town centre retailer in Merthyr Tydfil has been fined £4,000 for selling fake designer label clothes.

Hardial Singh, Company Director of Pure Image, pleaded guilty to four charges under the Trademarks Act 1994 relating to the sale and possession for sale of counterfeit items.

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