Monthly Archives: July 2022

Worker Stole Viagra Worth £42k

The Cheshire Live website reports that a warehouse worker stole a pallet-load of Viagra, worth £42,000, from his workplace, Phoenix Medical Supplies.

Eugene O’Neill’s theft was reported by a work colleague and further analysis of CCTV footage revealed him loading the medication onto a van.

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80% Of Thefts Committed By 20 People

The Teeside Live website reports that less than 20 people are responsible for 80% of shoplifting in Middlesbrough town centre.

Tony Parkinson, Chief Executive of the council, revealed the shocking statistic that came after ‘Operation Banton’ – a six-week blitz on crime and antisocial behaviour.

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Fake Goods Empire Uncovered

The Plymouth Live website reports that two women have been sentenced for selling and supplying counterfeit goods via private Facebook groups.

Counterfeit clothes, trainers and accessories from brands purporting to be Adidas, Nike, Gucci, North Face and Boss were found at Nicole Brudenell’s home.

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Fraudster Sold Fakes on Facebook

The South Wales Argus website reports that a fraudster used Facebook to offload counterfeit designer t-shirts, branded with Moncler, Prada, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton.

Alex Parry’s house was raided by council trading standards officers who seized and subsequently destroyed the t-shirts.

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Jail For Prolific Shoplifter

The Chronicle Live website reports that a prolific shoplifter with almost 300 previous convictions went on another stealing spree just days after being given a chance to go straight.

Neil Ganjel – now jailed for 30 weeks – was given a community order for 14 shop thefts but then continued to repeatedly target stores.

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No Prosecution For Theft Of ‘Essentials’

The Mirror website reports that people caught stealing essentials such as food are to be saved from prosecution under a ground-breaking pilot scheme in Liverpool, which is backed by the police.

Store security staff will point shoplifters towards local food banks or pantries and debt advice services instead of detaining them for arrest.

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