Monthly Archives: May 2023

Shop Owner Who Sold Fakes Jailed

The Birmingham Live website reports that Saqlain Nawaz who operated two retail units selling counterfeit clothing has been jailed for 27 months.

Investigators raided one store and seized a vast range of high-value brand copies, including Nike, Adidas, Moncler, Stone Island, Louis Vuitton and Hermes.

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Dummy Packs Used To Stop Thefts

The Metro website reports that branches of Co-op across the country have been putting empty coffee jars on shelves in a bid to stop shoplifters – after prices rocketed to more than £10.

A branch in Walthamstow, north London, took the precaution after the price of 200g of Kenco Smooth instant coffee was put up to £10.50.

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£60k Fraudster Escapes Jail

According to the Belfast Telegraph website, an accounts administrator who swindled more than £60,000 from her waste firm employer to feed her gambling addiction has been spared jail.

A court heard how Tracy Carr had tried to cover her tracks whilst committing the thefts over an extended period and breaching the trust placed in her.

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Workers Face Job Losses After Fraud

The Manchester Evening News website reports that a fraudster’s co-workers face the threat of redundancy after he stole almost £240,000 from his small company employers.

David Parker secretly made 53 transactions under the noses of colleagues, moving stolen cash into bank accounts he controlled, over a four-year period.

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Payroll Clerk Stole £350k

According to the BBC News website, a payroll clerk who used a computer glitch to steal £350,000 to fund his lavish lifestyle, has been jailed.

Harminder Gill made a total of 181 fraudulent transactions, transferring money to six accounts set up in his and a family member’s name.

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Jail For £18k Fraudster

According to the Dunfermline Press website, an accounts administrator at a chocolate fountain company who stole £18,000 from her employer has been jailed for almost two years.

Elaine McCall embezzled the money in just over a year and was only discovered when bosses became suspicious of a number of strange payments.

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