Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection
Car Part Scam Cost Firm £90,000
According to the Halifax Courier website, a “greedy” mum-of-two has been jailed for 18 months for her role in a car parts scam which cost her employer more than £90,000.
Sarah Hardaker had been employed as a sales advisor at the Halifax branch of Euro Car Parts Limited, but an anonymous tip-off led to an investigation into the theft.read more
Stolen Handbags Funded Thief’s Holidays
The Leicestershire Live website reports that a professional shoplifter stole designer handbags to fund her lavish luxury lifestyle of holidays to America, spa days, cocktails and champagne.
Sophie Louise Ingram was involved in handling £11,642 worth of stolen Mulberry designer handbags, taken during various high-stakes shoplifting sprees.read more
Supervisor’s Theft Led To Redundancies
According to the Hartlepool Mail website, a thieving supervisor’s actions cost his employer a contract and led to staff redundancies.
Mark Hesslewood had worked for family firm HES Group Ltd for 13 years and ordered goods on the firm’s accounts before selling them cheap on eBay to pay off his debts.
Kitchens Fraudster Ran Scam From Jail
The Kent Online website reports that a crooked businessman controlled a £280,000 nationwide fraud from his prison cell.
A court has heard that Blake Paterson ran a scam to defraud Howdens Joinery – Britain’s largest kitchen supplier – using phones smuggled inside prison.read more
Vet Worker Sold Stolen Drugs Online
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Abbi Mae Jowers stole animal medications from Vets 4 Pets worth over £17,000 and sold them on eBay.
Jowers, employed as a receptionist, was responsible for making orders for medications and supplies but was purchasing large quantities of extra stock.read more
Thief Teamed With eBay User To Scam Employer
The Kidderminster Shuttle reports that a courier firm worker stole £5,500 worth of hard drives from his employers because he was struggling financially.
To help ease his troubles, Konrad Prusinski started pocketing Samsung solid state hard drives at the end of his shift.read more