Monthly Archives: August 2023

Gran Stole £1.5M

The Daily Record website reports that a grandmother from Aberdeen stole more than £1.5 million from her employer and enjoyed expensive family holidays, bought new cars and set up savings accounts for her grandchildren.

Coleen Muirhead set up a bogus client account under the name of ‘G Anderson’.

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County Lines-style Gangs Target Stores

The Mail Online website reports that Britain’s high streets are having to endure large-scale shoplifting, targeted by county lines-style gangs stealing items to order.

Chain retailers and independent businesses are suffering from the crime epidemic fuelled by people struggling with food bills amid high inflation.

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Stolen Tools Sold On Ebay

The Northern Echo website reports that a machine operator stole precision engineering tools – worth more than £134k – from his employer to sell on eBay.

A court heard how Isaac Okafor carried out the thefts to make money, in part to contribute to his seriously ill father’s medical bills in Nigeria.

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Museum Artefacts Sold On Ebay

According to the GB News website, a former employee of the British Museum is being investigated after artefacts were stolen and offered for sale on eBay.

The museum believes one of its curators could be guilty of stealing tens of millions of pounds worth of items whilst in its employ for over 30 years.

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1m Fake Watches In UK

According to the Fashion United website, recent research conducted by Watchfinder & Co., identified 1,010,572 fake watches circulating within the UK market.

An estimated 40 million counterfeit watches are sold worldwide annually, resulting in profits exceeding 1 billion dollars.

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£5m Fake Goods Seized In Camden

As reported on the City Of London Police website, counterfeit clothing, handbags and fakr watches – worth an estimated loss to the fashion industry of £5 million, were seized in Camden, north London.
Officers seized the fake goods from two shops on Camden High Street and three people were arrested.

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