Category Archives: Civil Recovery

Co-op Tag Meat With GPS Trackers

We’re not 100% sure that this isn’t an April Fool’s gag, but the Daily Mail website reports that supermarkets have been forced to add GPS tracker systems to meat to deter thieves from stealing high-value products.

The Co-op have put plastic containers on foods that can only be opened by checkout staff.

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Uni Porter Stole Supplies Worth £58k

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo website reports that a porter at the University of Northampton used a company van to steal £58,000 worth of office supplies.

An investigation into Mark Hulka found that he had spent years helping himself to virtually anything he could get his hands on so he could sell it on eBay.

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Convicted Fraudster Spared More Jail

According to the Ipswich Star website, a woman has been spared another spell behind bars despite stealing thousands of pounds from an employer for the second time.

Most recently, Ashley Mercury stole £11,934 in just under a year by abusing her position as finance manager of an automotive parts company.

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Thief Stole To Pay For Wedding Wine

The BBC News website reports that a man stole from and defrauded his employers to buy wine for his wedding – at which his boss was a guest.

Andrew Robert Dickinson stole £8,296.09, part of which he used to buy 48 bottles of Bottega Gold Prosecco for his 2018 wedding.

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Barman Stole Whilst Working

The Ipswich Star website reports that CCTV caught a barman stealing money – estimated to be in the thousands of pounds – while working at a popular riverside pub in Suffolk.
The landlord of the pub noticed that money was going missing and patrons had reported suspicious behaviour by Shane Stocker.

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Shoplifter Steals To Get A ‘High’

The Leicestershire Live website reports that a serial shoplifter told a court she goes thieving because it gives her a ‘high’.

Danielle Hawthorne, who has 22 previous convictions, said that stealing also helps her deal with her anxiety and depression.

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