Monthly Archives: March 2022
Fake Goods Seized On Oxford Street
The Evening Standard website reports that the Metropolitan Police have seized a large number of fake designer goods following a raid on a shop in London’s Oxford Street.
Goods seized included counterfeit hoodies with unofficial trade marks and mobile phone covers with trade marks such as Louis Vuitton and Nike.read more
£1.5m Counterfeit Goods Seized
The Birmingham Mail website reports that Trading Standards officers uncovered a huge £1.5million haul of fake clothes and shoes following a probe into gangsters in Walsall.
In all, around 7,500 items were seized as part of ‘Operation Flash’, a national project probing the use of self-storage units to hide counterfeit products.read more
Finance Controller Stole £6.7m
The Manchester Evening News website reports that a financial controller stole £6.7 million from the cash reserves of his employer, despite earning over £80k per year.
James Hall stole to ‘secure the financial security of his wife and children’ but then lost most of the money gambling on the FTSE 100 index.read more
Bookkeeper’s Fake Invoices Netted £70k
The Manchester Evening News website reports that a bookkeeper defrauded her employer out of nearly £70,000 using fake invoices, passing them off as payments to clients.
Gillian Wilde’s fraud was uncovered when her boss noticed her taking expensive holidays and wearing designer clothing.read more
Gin Expert Stole Thousands
According to the Nottinghamshire Live website, a gin distillery expert who was headhunted by a company for his expertise abused his position as a director to steal around £143,000.
Thomas Masters had set out plans to create a gin school with a bar and restaurant, but used the cash he stole to fund his gambling addiction.read more
Forensics Worker Stole Cameras
As reported on the Evening Standard website, a forensics specialist working for the Metropolitan Police has admitted stealing cameras from work to sell on eBay.
A search of Greg Brinklow’s home found three cameras, and subsequent investigation of his online trading account led to sales of three more being uncovered.read more