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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 Stole £34k To Repay Cocaine Debt

As reported on the Liverpool Echo website, Robert Adamson swindled his employer out of more than £34,000 over two months, in order to meet his cocaine debts.

A court heard that Adamson had turned to crime after his dealers made serious threats and his car was smashed up outside his home.

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Hull Stores Start Tagging Meat

The Hull Live website reports that several Hull supermarket stores are resorting to security tagging certain meat products to prevent shoplifting.

Two Co-op food stores and a 24-hour Sainsbury’s Local decided to tag some items to protect high value or frequently stolen items.

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Finance Officer Stole £27k

The Northern Echo website reports that a finance officer transferred nearly £27,000 of clients’ payments into her own bank account over a 13-month period.

Making 62 fraudulent transactions, Gillian Burke then removed evidence of the payments from the company’s computer system.

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Thieves ‘Should Be Spared Jail’

According to the Unilad website, a leading Police & Crime Commissioner has stated that short sentences do not work for a low-level crime like shoplifting.

Donna Jones believes that jail sentences should be reserved for violent crimes and sex offences, and that retailers should help fund thieves’ rehabilitation.

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Thieving Gran Stops Stealing

As reported on the Metro website, a grandmother has vowed to stop thieving and turn her life around.

Leanne Stapleton – accused of stealing more than £200-worth of toiletries – told a court, “I’m tired of it all now,” as she faced prison for another 15 crimes.

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£100k Employee Stole £250k

The Liverpool Echo website reports that a highly-paid managing director stole more than £250,000 from his employer, in a ‘brazen fraud, cleverly disguised by false accounting’.

Adrian Platt raised false purchase orders between is employers and his friend, Bernard Giam, who then produced invoices claiming his companies had supplied environmental consultancy services.

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