Monthly Archives: September 2022

Thief Avoids Jail Due To Case Delay

The Staffordshire Live website reports that a thief who stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of copper cabling and transformers has avoided going to jail due to a ‘woeful’ delay in his prosecution.

Mark Robinson stole 20 transformers worth £17,798 plus 680kg of high voltage copper cable worth £3,060.

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‘Desperate’ Employee Stole £1.4m

The Birmingham Mail website reports that a woman stole in excess of a million pounds over nearly ten years to fund her extreme gambling addiction.

Karen Brailsford stole the money by falsifying invoices, and, at its peak, her thieving amassed £300,000 from her place of work in just one year.

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TK Maxx Thief Jailed

As reported on The Reading Chronicle website, a prolific TK Maxx shoplifter who stole £875-worth of the store’s clothes has been jailed for 36 weeks.

Marian-Cornel Moldovan had been given a 10-week suspended prison sentence but reoffended twice in the following five months.

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‘Influencer’ Sold Fake Goods Online

The City Of London Police website reports that a social media influencer promoted and sold counterfeit designer clothing and mobile phones to his 20,000 followers.

Jack Allen – given a 16-week suspended prison sentence – made over £14,300 after promoting the items on various Instagram accounts and YouTube.

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Accountant Stole £24k

As reported on the Birmingham Mail website, a accountant who lost her own money on a gambling site then went on to steal £24,000 from her work.

Emma King took advantage of working from home during the COVID pandemic to steal thousands from her employer, a boat trip and party hire company.

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Jail Time For ‘King Of Bling’

A fake designer goods trader has been jailed for 15 months after his bedroom wardrobe was found stuffed with counterfeit luxury watches, sunglasses, clothing and aftershave.

The illegal haul, belonging to Conroy Lindsay – dubbed Scotland’s ‘King of Bling’ – would have been worth more than £650,000 if the goods had been genuine.

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