Category Archives: Civil Recovery

Sky Worker’s Bitcoin Blackmail

The Wales Online website reports that a former Sky employee tried to blackmail the broadcaster out of more than £40,000 worth of Bitcoin after he was sacked.

Imoudu Chaba tried to extort £44,286 by hacking a former colleague’s hard-drive to steal over 11,000 customers details.

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Life Ban For Fake ‘Oxford Don’

Mail Online reports that an RE teacher has been banned from teaching for life after he falsely claimed to be an Oxford don and an ex-teammate of England rugby legend Will Carling.

Paul Elliott also exaggerated his teaching positions at Liverpool Hope University, and at £16,000-a-year Churcher’s College in Hampshire.

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Office Manager Stole £63k

A trusted office manager with a small company spent at least seven years stealing tens of thousands of pounds from the firm.

Debra Robbins helped herself to more than £63,000, details of which were not discovered until she left her job and a replacement found the books didn’t balance.

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‘Counterfeit Street’ To Be Flattened

The Manchester Evening News website reports that the city’s infamous ‘Counterfeit Street’ is to be bulldozed, in a radical move to smash a “national magnet for criminality”.

Buildings on Bury New Road are to be closed, compulsory purchased, and then flattened, in an operation to erase for good dozens of shops in the area which sell fake clothing, perfume, tobacco and toys.

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Worker Stole Stock Worth £54k

The Bournemouth Echo website reports that an employee stole stock worth over £54k before selling it on eBay during the height of the COVID pandemic.

Steven Keith Fugatt started stealing in March 2020 and his thieving continued for more than a year, which caused significant harm to his employer’s business model.

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Finance Manager Stole £1.3million

The South Wales Argus reports that an employee stole more than £1.3 million from a family business to fund a “ridiculous” gambling addiction and pay for lavish holidays.

Alison Smith was employed as a financial manager at Eiran Civil Engineering Ltd and defrauded the company for nearly a decade.

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