Category Archives: Technology

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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Company Boss Stole £30k

As reported in the Manchester Evening News, a company boss who had a salary of £75k raided his firm’s accounts to live the high life.

Christopher Beddall used £30k of company money to whisk his unsuspecting wife off to New York, treat her to expensive watches and get her a British bulldog.

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Bureau De Change Worker Stole £70k

According to the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] website, a employee stole more than £70,000 from a Travelex currency exchange bureau.

Dubravko Kuftinec abused his position as a sales consultant and carried out numerous ‘ghost’ transactions against protocol when customers were not present.

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Vet Worker Sold Stolen Drugs Online

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Abbi Mae Jowers stole animal medications from Vets 4 Pets worth over £17,000 and sold them on eBay.

Jowers, employed as a receptionist, was responsible for making orders for medications and supplies but was purchasing large quantities of extra stock.

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Thief Teamed With eBay User To Scam Employer

The Kidderminster Shuttle reports that a courier firm worker stole £5,500 worth of hard drives from his employers because he was struggling financially.

To help ease his troubles, Konrad Prusinski started pocketing Samsung solid state hard drives at the end of his shift.

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