Category Archives: Technology
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.read more
Fraudster’s Fake Receipt Scam
According to The Leamington Spa Courier website, a man devised a scam to defraud Boots stores by printing fake receipts and claimed more than £17,000 in refunds.
Matthew Twigg made purchases amounting to £4,867, but had obtained £17,756 in refunds, resulting in a loss to Boots of £12,889 over a period of 14-15 months.read more
Santander Worker’s Passport Fraud
The Birmingham Live website reports that a Santander employee scanned bogus passports and photocopied documents in a bid to help others fleece customers.
Amila Haputantridge was employed in a customer-facing role and his job involved a high degree of trust, dealing with customers’ personal details and bank accounts.read more
Co-Op Using Face Recognition
The Wired website reports that branches of Co-op in the south of England have been using real-time facial recognition cameras to scan shoppers entering stores.
In total 18 shops from the southern Co-op franchise have been using the technology in an effort to reduce shoplifting and abuse against staff.read more
PC Scanned Carrots For Doughnuts
According to the Peterborough Matters website, a police officer scanned a 7p barcode for carrots instead of a £9.95 box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
PC Simon Read was on duty and in uniform when he purchased four items from Tesco – a tray of 12 doughnuts, the carrots, a sandwich and a drink.read more
Police Officer Sacked For Shoplifting
According to the Independent website, a police officer has been sacked and barred from the professions after being caught stealing £75-worth of food from a branch of Sainsbury’s.
When the constable – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was stopped by security staff at the Sainsbury’s in Bristol, he told them: “I was being a bit cheeky and thought I would chance it”.read more