Category Archives: Civil Recovery
Fake Shirts Trader Avoids Jail
According to the Yorkshire Live website, a market trader who sold fake football shirts before the 2022 World Cup has narrowly avoided jail.
Matthew Hyett – given a six-month sentence suspended for 12 months – sold the counterfeit football merchandise from his stall and online, with an estimated £70,000 loss to the industry.read more
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’.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more