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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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