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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.

YouTube Hosts ‘Shoplifting Guide’

According to The Sun, YouTube is hosting videos that teach people how to bypass high street store security alarms and remove security tags.
One shoplifting video showed how to line a bag with foil and clingfilm to avoid triggering alarms. It stated: “This is very effective. Now you can go and steal as much as you can.”

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Worker Defrauded Charity Of £54k

According to the Third Sector website, a former finance officer of a Welsh community regeneration charity has been jailed for defrauding the charity of £54,000.

Gemma Ellen Mason joined the charity NSA Afan in 2006 and and was promoted to finance officer in 2009 after her predecessor in the role retired.

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Fake NHS Worker Bought Ambulance

The Argus reports that a dangerous fantasist lied about being a qualified ambulance technician before being paid to look after sick and injured people.

Marc Wolff even bought his own ambulance and equipment and faked documents and uniforms to show he was a genuine medical professional.

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Shoplifter Begged To Go To Jail

According to Metro, a homeless shoplifter burst into tears in court after begging magistrates to jail her so she wouldn’t end up back on the streets.

Julie Drever asked a court to jail her for shoplifting, then broke down and started shouting “Please!”, when it looked as though she would be spared the prison term.

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Estate Agent Stole £100k From Workplace

According to The Leamington Spa Courier, a woman stole more than £100,000 from the estate agents where she worked, while she was subject to a suspended sentence for stealing from a previous employer.

Rachel Cefai was promoted fairly rapidly after joining Dunsmore Estates in 2010 and gained a position of considerable responsibility.

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Employers Not Screening International Workers

According to the People Management website, almost half of organisations are failing to screen potential employees from outside the UK, according to a new survey.

Severe penalties are levied should an employee turn out to be in the country illegally, but 40% of employers said they did not screen international hires, compared to 78% stating that they carried out checks on domestic staff.

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