Monthly Archives: August 2022

Worker Stole £14k From BAME Charity

The Metro website reports that an office manager stole more than £14,000 from her employer to pay for IVF debts, council tax and fund her nephew at university.

Milanthi Welamedage was a trusted worker at Becon, a now defunct charity that helped black and ethnic minority communities.

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Top Chef’s Son Jailed For Shoplifting

The BBC News website reports that the son of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has been jailed for a number of offences, including a string of thefts from shops.

Marco Pierre White Jr. was sentenced to 11 months in prison for the offences committed in Bath, with a previously suspended sentence of 32 weeks also activated.

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CV Fraudster To Repay Earnings

According to the Bristol Post website, after a long-running legal battle, a man who faked a degree to land top positions within the NHS has been ordered to pay back nearly £100k in fraudulently obtained earnings.

John Andrewes pretended he had a PhD and made everyone call him ‘doctor’ as he took up senior roles in NHS trusts around the West Country.

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Finance Worker Faked Accounts To Keep Job

The Hull Daily Mail website reports that 80 workers at a Hull plastics company all lost their jobs after a finance manager falsified accounts.

Ian Fisher grossly overstated the level of work that was in progress but understated the huge debts that the company faced – meaning that a completely misleading position was shown.

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Thieving Teens Working In Groups

The Leeds Live website reports that shopkeepers in a Leeds estate have grown despondent with the increasingly “awkward” task of spotting local residents who steal from them.

One shopkeeper said teens work in groups to shoplift, and have formulated sophisticated methods of confusing staff to steal fizzy drinks and sweets.

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Retailers Urge Police Action On Theft

According to the Bloomberg UK website, retailers including Tesco and Sainsbury’s are calling on British police to focus on retail crime as the cost of living crisis is leading to an increase in shoplifting and other offences.

The appeal comes as the surging cost of energy, fuel and food leads to more reports of abuse and theft in UK stores.

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