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.
Serial Thief Says ‘I Don’t Normally Steal’
The News & Star website reports that a shoplifter who stole Jack Daniels whiskey from Carlisle supermarkets twice in three days told police he did not normally steal – despite having 22 thefts on his record.
Patrick Beard brazenly stole whiskey worth more than £300 from two city stores.read more
Thameslink Worker Stole £277k
The Mail Online website reports that a Thameslink ticket officer hacked the company’s computer system to swindle £277,000.
Mohammed Rahman is said to have used a sophisticated code that ‘tricked’ the computer into thinking it had produced tickets when, in fact, it had not.read more
NHS Worker Sold Stolen iPads On Ebay
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Shamsul Gani stole electronic devices worth over £14.5k from his ex-employer DePuy over a five-year period.
Now working in the NHS, Gani stole the devices because he was upset after claiming promises made about pay and a bonus were not kept.read more
Thief Stole ‘To Fund Party Lifestyle’
The Teesside Live website reports that a company manager stole £16,000 from his employers to fund his ‘party and drug lifestyle’.
James Huntley – who lost his job after taking cocaine at work – redirected customer payments from the company into his personal bank account.read more
Students Should Avoid ‘Cert. Selfies’
As reported on the Lynn News website, a leading fraud expert is warning students against sharing pictures of their certificates online.
Fraudsters can find these images and then use the information on them to create fake certificates that can be bought for as little as £7.read more
Finance Worker Stole £380k
The Messenger website reports that a Client Account Supervisor with a debt management firm stole £380,000 to fund his extreme gambling and cocaine addiction.
Glyn Rothwell was given hospitality at the Cheltenham races and free money by bookmakers but was indulging his pleasures using stolen money.read more