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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more