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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.

Worker Stole £450k In Seven Years

According to the Irish News website, a car dealership employee has admitted swindling close to £500,000 from her employers over a seven-year period.

A court heard how Norma Smith admitted stealing £437,824 from Edwin May Ltd, abusing her position of trust within the company.

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£250k Fraudster To Repay £80k

A mother who stole a quarter of a million pounds from her employers and splurged it on lavish holidays, jewellery and designer clothes has been ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds.

Angela Boote sent numerous payments intended for clients to personal accounts.

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‘Undervalued’ Employee Stole £41k

The Glasgow Live website reports that a manager who thought he wasn’t being paid enough, stole tens of thousands of pounds from his employers, and transferred the money to his wife’s bank account.

John Speirs – jailed for 21 months – was earning £28,000 a year but he felt undervalued and unappreciated.

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Shop Worker Stole £4.5k

The Hull Live website reports that the owner of a party supply store was left devastated after a close friend and employee stole £4,500 from the business.

Over a period of nine months, Rebecca Kiel issued 51 refunds to herself from the till, having offered to help her boss manage the shop.

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Maintenance Manager Stole £14k

The Wiltshire Times website reports that bosses were left “feeling sick” after a trusted employee used one of their credit cards for a £14,000 personal spending spree.

Wesley Butler stole the money from his employers – called, ironically, Dependable Limited – during a period from June 2019 until March 2022.

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‘Desperate’ Parents Stealing Calpol

According to the Metro website, Calpol is the item most stolen from shops in an East London borough, according to a review of food insecurity in the area.

Tower Hamlets Council’s report says the theft of essential baby products is also on the rise.

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