Category Archives: Technology
Morrisons Worker Stole £1,500
As reported on the Evening Express website, a checkout worker stole £1,500 from her employer and was only found out when bosses ordered an audit.
Jessica McKay – employed by Morrisons – was seen on CCTV footage processing transactions when there no customers present.read more
Company Almost Folded After Fraud
The BBC News website reports that a Londonderry company nearly collapsed after a former office manager spent £590,000 on online gambling, using corporate credit cards.
On one occasion, Tracey Curran gambled – and lost – £399,000 in winnings in just two days, a court was told.read more
Website Sold Fake Scottish Degrees
Scotland’s The National website reports that its own journalists uncovered a website that offered to sell fake degrees from The University of West Scotland [UWS].
A university spokesperson said: “We take this matter extremely seriously and we know other higher education institutions are facing the same issue.”read more
Law Firm Worker Falsified CV
The Bucks Free Press website reports that a law firm worker has been banned from ever working in the profession again after it was revealed she had falsified her CV.
Sameena Usmani responded personally to a reference request, claimed to be someone else and provided false information to back up fictitious employment history.read more
Digital Human Faces Reduce Shoplifting
According to the Evening Standard website, having digitised human-like faces on self-service checkouts could reduce the risk of shoplifting at supermarkets.
Participants in a study were asked to scan or weigh items before paying for them, and then had the chance to scan fewer items or select lesser weights.read more
Kitchens Fraudster Ran Scam From Jail
The Kent Online website reports that a crooked businessman controlled a £280,000 nationwide fraud from his prison cell.
A court has heard that Blake Paterson ran a scam to defraud Howdens Joinery – Britain’s largest kitchen supplier – using phones smuggled inside prison.read more