Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection

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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Council Worker Sold Stolen Alarms On eBay

The BBC News website reports that a council supervisor stole smoke alarms and other equipment and sold them on eBay to try to pay off a £65,000 gambling debt.

Iain Gardyne stole more than 200 separate items over a four-year period, which had an estimated value of between £5,000 and £10,000.

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‘Desperate’ Thief Sold Company Car

According to the Yorkshire Live website, a gambler became so desperate for money he resorted to selling his employer’s company car.

Less six months after joining the company, Adnan Afzal asked the fleet manager for the vehicle’s logbook and told him that he was applying for a parking permit.

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Thief Researched Shoplifting Online

According to the Eastern Daily Press website, a woman sold stolen items on eBay including hundreds of pounds worth of cosmetics shoplifted from Boots.

An audit of Rose Willingham’s internet history found links to shoplifting research, and £11,500 passing through her PayPal account.

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Third Of Brits Wear Fake Brands

As reported in The Sun, a third of people across the UK wear and use knock-off, counterfeited gear to help save cash.

Fake clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics and watches are the most popular purchases, making up two thirds of the value of Britain’s black economy.

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Worker Stole Stock After Pay Rise Snub

According to the North Wales Live website, a man stole more than £5,000 worth of van stock and sold it on eBay for bargain prices when his employer wouldn’t give him a pay rise.

Ian James Relish made more than £3,000 over 14 months, selling items he stole from Protect My Property, a company that supplies security items.

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