Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection

Waitrose Worker Stole £63k

The Surrey Live website reports that a Waitrose worker with a gambling addiction stole £63,000 worth of goods from the store where he worked – to sell on eBay.

Nick Tauwhare took items including boxes of toiletries, razors, chocolate and coffee, along with flat pack boxes, envelopes, stamps and bubble wrap for postage.

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Tyre Fitters Stole Unused Stock

The Swindon Advertiser website reports that a trio of tyre fitters stole thousands of pounds-worth of unused stock to sell it on eBay.

Adam Thomas, Ricky Waugh and Matthew Smith devised a scheme to siphon off unused new tyres that were due to be returned to the manufacturer.

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Palace Worker Stole From Royal Family

According to the Evening Standard website, a Buckingham Palace catering assistant stole a ‘significant quantity’ of medals and official photos of the Royal family and sold them on eBay.

Adamo Canto had been given extra cleaning roles, allowing him access to normally restricted areas.

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Council Worker Stole Smoke Alarms

The BBC News website reports that a Dundee City Council supervisor stole smoke alarms and other lifesaving equipment from his workplace and sold them on eBay.

Over almost four years, Iain Gardyne stole 93 heat alarms, 66 sensors, 40 smoke alarms and 12 heat detectors.

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Thief Stole 22 Times

The Dereham Times website reports that a man stole more than £115,000-worth of products from his employer to pay for his gambling habit.

Liam Stockell worked as a warehouseman at Zip Heaters UK and stole from the firm at least 22 times between October 2016 and September 2017.

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Hotel Worker Stole Electricals

The Scottish Sun reports that a maintenance manager stole TVs, lights and computer equipment from the hotel where he worked, and then sold them on eBay.

Gordon Cameron was caught when his work computer was searched and found he’d auctioned off almost £2,500 of goods, some for a fraction of their value.

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