Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection

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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Ex-Cop Stole £15,000

The North Wales Live website reports that an ex-police officer has been jailed for defrauding a shooting estate of £15,000.

Desmond Downs was employed to expand the sale of all terrain vehicles (ATVs), and was given passwords to eBay and PayPal accounts, a court was told.

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Worker ‘Stole’ 41m Loyalty Points

The Telegraph & Argus website reports that a Morrison’s employee loaded 41 million points onto two bogus loyalty card in a £42,000 fraud.

Nathan King worked in the customer services department at the supermarket giant’s Bradford HQ and used the scam to buy expensive electrical items that he sold online to pay off debts and treat his family.

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Gran Stole £180k Over Ten Years

The Wales Online website reports that a grandmother who worked for a building society for two decades stole more than £180,000 from her employer.

Claire Free fraudulently used nearly 150 cheques and transactions, and was caught after a customer complained that over £9,000 had been taken from his dead father’s account.

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Workforce Shrinks After Fraud

The Lancashire Post website reports that the workforce of a family-run TV firm has been left a third smaller after a couple defrauded the company of tens of thousands of pounds.
Karen Corless and Colin Vernon received a suspended jail term and 150 hours of unpaid work respectively, after stealing cash and TVs.

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Manager’s ‘Industrial Scale’ Scam

The Liverpool Echo website reports that an office manager at a tech company in Warrington stole £228,000-worth of postage stamps and printer cartridges, in what was described as an ‘industrial scale’ scam.

Karen Belton used her employer’s business accounts to over-order huge quantities of both items, before selling them on eBay.

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