Category Archives: Technology

M&S Meat Thief Jailed

The Birmingham Live website reports that a shoplifter who stole meat worth hundreds of pounds from a city Marks and Spencer store has been jailed.

Liam Wilcox was arrested after West Midlands Police took to Twitter to post CCTV footage of a man suspected of stealing from the branch in Sheldon.

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Tesco Erects Barriers In Alcohol Aisles

The Chronicle Live website reports that Tesco has put security barriers on the alcohol aisle on one of its stores as a trial to prevent shoplifting.

The barriers completely block off the booze section of a Tesco Extra in Sutton Coldfield, as the store has shoplifting problems during the night, when less staff are available.

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Hull Stores Start Tagging Meat

The Hull Live website reports that several Hull supermarket stores are resorting to security tagging certain meat products to prevent shoplifting.

Two Co-op food stores and a 24-hour Sainsbury’s Local decided to tag some items to protect high value or frequently stolen items.

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Finance Officer Stole £27k

The Northern Echo website reports that a finance officer transferred nearly £27,000 of clients’ payments into her own bank account over a 13-month period.

Making 62 fraudulent transactions, Gillian Burke then removed evidence of the payments from the company’s computer system.

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Thief Stole £27k Plus Petty Cash Tin

The Kent Online website reports that a woman set out to ‘destroy’ the publishing company where she worked, by stealing thousands of pounds in a year.

Ruthless Selena Cronin knowingly deleted computer files, shredded documents and even pocketed the petty cash tin on the day she quit.

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Thieving Employee Blamed IT Systems

The Telegraph & Argus website reports that a man stole more than £5,000 from his employer and then claimed the firm was making him a scapegoat for its IT problems.

Jamie Ward started to steal cash he had collected from business transactions, then marked orders as cancelled on the IT system to cover his tracks.

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