Category Archives: Technology

Stevenage FC Recruiter Stole £15k

The BBC News website reports that Stevenage FC’s head of academy recruitment diverted more than £15,000 intended for youngsters’ kit to his own bank account, to fund his gambling addiction.

Ian Morris would bill parents for subs and kit and then give them his bank details rather than those of his employer.

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Accountant Stole £252k From Employer

According to the Northern Echo website, a heartless accountant stole more than £250,000 from his employer who was busy caring for his terminally-ill wife.

Christopher Sopp had a position of trust, as a Citroen dealership’s financial director, but paid himself large sums which he hid within the company’s accounts.

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IT Boss Scammed Employer For £220k

The Yorkshire Evening Post website reports that the head of IT at Sky Betting in Leeds carried out a fraud worth almost a quarter of a million pounds.

For almost a year, Matt Richmond used the company account to order Apple MacBook Pros from suppliers and then sold them online.

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Bank Exec Stole £3m

According to the Evening Standard website, a City bank executive splashed out on fast cars, designer watches, and jewellery after swindling his employer out of almost £3 million.

Simon Olver – jailed for four-and-a-half years – was employed as head of finance, accounting, reporting and tax and siphoned corporate ‘tax payments’ into his own account.

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Thief Banned From Every Sainsbury’s

The Coventry Live website reports that a thief who stole alcohol on three occasions from the same store in Warwick has been banned from every Sainsbury’s in the UK.

Kelly Toolan is not allowed to enter any Sainsbury’s store in the UK until April 2022 after a shoplifting spree this year which netted her £350-worth of booze.

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Big Increase In Fake Online Courses

The This Is Money website reports that there has been a surge in scammers selling fake online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown, as more households take up learning whilst in isolation.
The online learning market has become the new Wild West, where learners can easily be hooked by increasing numbers of cowboys.

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