A selection of news stories from across the UK, relating to civil recovery, retail theft, employment screening, online fraud and other subjects relevant to the services and crime deterrent solutions that CRS can offer your business.
Ambulance Driver Faked Documents
The Wirral Globe reports that an ambulance driver admitted creating a number of fraudulent documents to gain employment with Jigsaw Medical Services, a private company based in Ellesmere Port.
Jack Walter was assigned to several posts within NHS ambulance trusts.read more
Treasurer Pays Back £700 Of £67k
The Northern Echo reports that the treasurer of a motor club who stole almost £67,000 to fund a gambling addiction has been ordered to repay just £731.
Gambling addict Elizabeth Russell’s employer – Richmond Motor Club – was almost bankrupted by her dishonesty.read more
Fraudster Stole £200k
The Sun reports that an office manager stole £200,000 from her company and spent it on cars, holidays – and meeting TV celebrities Ant and Dec.
Amanda Toward bid for tickets with access to the TV pair at a charity auction, as well as spending her ill-gotten gains on a Range Rover and a lavish lifestyle.read more
Worker Stole Specialist Kit From Sellafield
The Carlisle News & Star reported that a man stole specialist equipment whilst working at the Sellafield nuclear plant and sold it on eBay.
Nicholas Hanna – employed as an instrument mechanic – stole two pressure calibrators potentially worth almost £20,000 and then duped a friend into letting him use an eBay account to sell the items.read more
Shoplifter Stole On Way To Court
Mail Online reports that a shoplifter stole a coat from Primark on her way to court and, with bare-faced cheek, asked security staff to put the tags in the bin.
Darlene Mullen lifted the jacket as she made her way to Perth Sheriff Court to be sentenced on other shoplifting charges.read more
Worker Stole £100k For ‘Love & Affection’
Gloucestershire Live reports that an accounts manager at an adventure holiday firm defrauded her employers out of nearly £100,000 in a bid to win the ‘affection and love’ of her children and new partner.
When Denise O’Connor resigned in February 2017, the company did not want her to go and threw a leaving party for her, but her successor then discovered a large number of suspicious transactions.read more