Category Archives: Technology

Co-op Tag Meat With GPS Trackers

We’re not 100% sure that this isn’t an April Fool’s gag, but the Daily Mail website reports that supermarkets have been forced to add GPS tracker systems to meat to deter thieves from stealing high-value products.

The Co-op have put plastic containers on foods that can only be opened by checkout staff.

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Thief Stole To Pay For Wedding Wine

The BBC News website reports that a man stole from and defrauded his employers to buy wine for his wedding – at which his boss was a guest.

Andrew Robert Dickinson stole £8,296.09, part of which he used to buy 48 bottles of Bottega Gold Prosecco for his 2018 wedding.

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Barman Stole Whilst Working

The Ipswich Star website reports that CCTV caught a barman stealing money – estimated to be in the thousands of pounds – while working at a popular riverside pub in Suffolk.
The landlord of the pub noticed that money was going missing and patrons had reported suspicious behaviour by Shane Stocker.

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Thief Researched Shoplifting Online

According to the Eastern Daily Press website, a woman sold stolen items on eBay including hundreds of pounds worth of cosmetics shoplifted from Boots.

An audit of Rose Willingham’s internet history found links to shoplifting research, and £11,500 passing through her PayPal account.

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Travel Agent’s £50k Theft

The Lancaster Guardian website reports that the assistant manager at a branch of Tui in Kendal stole almost £50,000 from her employers.

Layla Hayhurst didn’t audit a £3.95 foreign currency buy-back guarantee on 12,461 separate occasions, then issued a refund which she then claimed for herself.

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Butcher Stole Meat To Pay Debts

The Bristol Live website reports that a butcher used his early, unsupervised shifts to steal meat which he then sold to pay off his gambling debts.

Thomas Whitehouse – jailed for nine months – worked at Ruby and White and had been trusted to go to work early, but started to steal stock to order.

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