Monthly Archives: April 2022

Finance Boss Stole Over £1m

The BBC News website reports that a finance boss stole £1.2million from three businesses, spending the money on a house, foreign holidays and expensive cars.

On more than 400 occasions, Michael Black transferred money from company accounts to his, disguising the transactions to cover his tracks.

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Fake Apple Products Seized

The Glasgow City Council website reports that the city’s Trading Standards team has seized suspected fake Apple products from stores after complaints from customers.

Thousands of items including earphones, phone chargers, tablet screens, phone cases and cables were seized as part of a joint operation.

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Fake Nike Trainers Seized

The Chronicle Live website reports that two women have avoided jail after police intercepted a huge haul of fake designer trainers worth more than £188,000.

Joanne McKimm and Sarah Bell took delivery of shipments directly from China containing thousands of pairs of counterfeit sports trainers.

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Teen Thief “Didn’t Have Nice Things”

The Examiner Live website reports that a teenager went on a shoplifting spree because she “didn’t have nice things”.

Demi Ellis travelled to Birmingham and targeted high-end stores such as Selfridges and House of Fraser to steal clothes and make-up.

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Accountant Stole £360k

The Derby Telegraph website reports that an accountant at a family-run business stole £360,000 from her employer to spend on a house, a car and trips abroad.

Over a four-year period, Lynnett Alptekin created false invoices and fake suppliers to transfer the cash into ten of her personal bank accounts.

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Council Workers In Repair Scam

According to The Sun website, employees of a local London council pocketed £2million in a scam which saw pavements repaired on only one side of streets.

It is alleged that four men took kick-backs from a builder in return for awarding him lucrative repair contracts.

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