Monthly Archives: September 2023

Music Shop Employee Stole £27k

The Oxford Mail website reports that a music shop employee stole £27,000-worth of stock to sell on eBay after struggling with his finances.

Christopher Riton-Hayward began stealing from his employer within months of taking the job and spent half a year taking items from the stock room.

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Thief Filmed During ITV News

According to the Metro website, ITV News was interviewing a shop owner in south London about the UK’s shoplifting ‘epidemic’ when a thief was caught trying to steal booze on camera.

The shoplifter walked straight into the shop and made straight for the alcohol section, hiding a bottle in his pocket.

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Legal Cashier Stole £4.6k

According to the Law Gazette website, a former legal cashier with a Yorkshire law firm has been barred, after helping herself to thousands from the office account.

Jenny Spink joined Pudsey Legal Services in March 2020 and subsequently made five transfers to her own bank account before leaving two years later.

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Stamp Thief Stole £200k

According to the Swindon Advertiser website, a Post Office employee defrauded his employer out of nearly £200,000 by falsely registering stamp refunds.

A court heard how Shane Pearce also stole stamps worth a total of £30,210, over a four-year period.

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Small Stores Ask For Help

As reported on the BBC News website, convenience store owners represented by the Federation of Independent Retailers are calling on the government for help in combatting the rise in shoplifting offences.

One trader, Mr Selvaratnam, says his staff are facing both verbal and physical abuse.

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Pub Manager Stole £4k

As reported on the Worcester News website, the manager of a city-centre pub stole over £4,000 – but was spared immediate jail time for the sake of her young son.

A court heard how Laura Beatson took £4,033.65 of her employer’s takings and another £389.40 in ’till monies’.

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