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.
Man Banned From All Sainsbury’s
The Northern Echo website reports that a prolific shoplifter has been banned from setting foot inside every Sainsbury’s store in the country.
Joseph Tait targeted two Sainsbury’s Local stores, taking meat products, cheese and drinks among other items, valued at around £2,500.read more
Energy Worker Stole £70k
According to the ITV News website, an employee of energy company E.ON stole £70,000 and sent it to her friends and family.
Gina Rani used her position as a customer service advisor to facilitate a number of false refunds totalling £69,844, some of which was then paid directly to her.read more
Shoplifting Viewed As Organised Crime
According to the BBC News website, shoplifting will be targeted like organised crime as part of a plan to help police to crack down on theft.
Specialist analysts and officers will join forces to gather intelligence on crime gangs behind much of the shoplifting across England and Wales.read more
Financial Controller Stole £3million
A financial controller stole more than £3 million from his employer, resulting in the loss of dozens of jobs when the firm went into administration.
Rhys Jackson – jailed for nine years – also fraudulently claimed for three government-backed Covid-19 bounce back loans, receiving £150,000.read more
‘NikTok’: The New High Street Scourge
According to an investigation published on The Sun website, some TikTok accounts are dedicated specifically to the theft of high value cosmetics.
Dubbed ‘NikTok’, one user account’s video scored a British supermarket chain 10/10 for shoplifting opportunities, claiming its make-up aisle “doesn’t even have cameras”.read more
Patisserie Valerie Boss Accused Of Fraud
According to the This Is Money website, Patisserie Valerie’s CFO has been charged with a multi-million pound fraud which resulted in the collapse of the chain.
Christopher Marsh – and his wife Louise – are accused of ‘inflating’ figures in the bakery chain’s annual accounts for three years, from October 2015.read more