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.
Finance Boss Stole £1million
The Eastern Daily Press reports that Steve Girling pleaded guilty to taking £1m over just three years from the company he worked for as chief finance officer.
From March 2014 to October 2017 he transferred cash from the firm’s accounts to his own – and blew it all on online slot machines, spending up to £18,000 a night.read more
Eye Surgeon Stole At Airport
Mail Online reports that a consultant eye surgeon stole £370 of cufflinks and ties from the Heathrow airport branch of Hugo Boss after struggling to cope when his wife had a miscarriage and then became terminally ill.
Dr Gurjeet Jutley blamed his actions on being a ‘human in distress’ at a disciplinary tribunal.read more
Bus Company Accountant Stole £90k
The Harrogate Advertiser reports that a former finance chief at a leading bus company defrauded the firm out of almost £90,000 and spent the money on designer and luxury goods.
Mark Suter was rated as a trustworthy employee but, over a five-year period, falsified invoices and cheques.read more
Woman ‘Addicted To Shoplifting’
A Gloucester woman claimed she is ‘addicted to shoplifting’ because she carried on offending after being given a suspended prison sentence a month previously.
Charlene Ellacott received the suspended sentence on October 17 but on October 20 she stole three bottles of vodka worth £54 from Morrisons.read more
‘Tis The Season For Shoplifting
Mail Online brings a story from Down Under, with complete relevance to us Poms, as it reports that, in Australia, nearly a third of all items are stolen over the Christmas period.
Thieves target stores for new-release goods or to impress friends whilst entertaining, with shoplifting professionals taking advantage of crowded, busy shops and selling stolen goods online.read more
Mothers Jailed For £2k Thieving Spree
The Bolton News reports that three mothers – with 12 children between them – have been jailed after stealing more than £2,000-worth of designer clothes.
Razwana Ahmed, Nazia Shazad and Nargis Noreen travelled 80 miles to the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in York where they tried to escape with the haul.read more