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Company Benefits Fraud Netted £24k

The Leeds Live website reports that a gang of co-workers exploited a company benefits package to make £24,000 in fake medical claims.

Frontman Kasim Mughal made a series of false claims and even got his colleagues to join the scam, claiming half of any ‘profits’ in return.

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Retailer Forced To Lock Up Coffee

In Aberdeen, a store owner has been forced to lock away jars of coffee after shoplifters decimated its stock of the product, according to the Evening Express website.

The Spar shop on Byron Square, Northfield, now requires customers to ask for coffee at the till.

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Jail For House-Sharing Shoplifters

The Bournemouth Echo website reports that a pair of house-sharing shoplifters have been jailed for 16 weeks each.

Lee Curry and Christopher Heap stole steak and frozen seafood from Bournemouth shops during a spate of offences, including teaming up to steal frozen seafood worth £165 from Iceland.

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Cider Worker Stole Stock

The County Gazette reports that a trusted worker at a Thatchers Cider factory was caught stealing stock and getting orders sent directly to his home.

Colin King had worked at Thatchers for five years and was responsible for handling email orders and customer deliveries.

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Bognor Bookkeeper Stole Over £100k

The Argus website reports that a bookkeeper stole thousands of pounds from her employer to fund luxury holidays, handbags, and expensive trips to London.

Lynn Boakes set up a fake company to pay invoices worth more than £100,000 to herself from architecture firm Southfield Structural Services.

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Airport Worker Lied On CV

The Manchester Evening News website reports that a trainee worker at Manchester Airport lied on his CV when applying for a job as a security guard.

Ryan Warmbold – a former special constable – had used his old inspector as a referee, but had created a false email address in the officer’s name and wrote his own reference.

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