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.
‘Menace To Society’ Jailed
The Gloucestershire Live website reports that a prolific shoplifter, described by a judge as a ‘menace to society’, has been jailed for over two years for a spate of thefts which netted over £3,500.
Helen Edwards targeted Marks & Spencer, Boots, Matalan and Debenhams in her latest thieving spree.read more
Thief Banned From All H&B Stores
The Manchester Evening News website reports that a heroin addict and prolific shoplifter has been banned from all Holland & Barratt stores in the UK.
Paul Dobson stole from the Chorlton branch of the health food retailer on eight separate occasions between February and May last year.read more
Fake Doctor Medicated 164 Patients
According to the BBC News website, a bogus psychiatrist prescribed medication to 164 patients at one mental health trust.
Zholia Alemi – jailed in 2018 for fraud – worked around the UK and for the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), despite being unqualified.read more
Workforce Shrinks After Fraud
The Lancashire Post website reports that the workforce of a family-run TV firm has been left a third smaller after a couple defrauded the company of tens of thousands of pounds.
Karen Corless and Colin Vernon received a suspended jail term and 150 hours of unpaid work respectively, after stealing cash and TVs.
Teenager Scammed Argos With Refunds
The Hull Daily Mail website reports that a teenage Argos employee used fraudulent refunds and price reductions to scam her employer out of thousands of pounds.
Ashleigh Handley transferred a £5,000 “refund” into her own bank account and reduced Apple products to pennies through the tills.read more
RBS Manager Stole Over £100k
As reported on the North Somerset Times website, Benjamin Thornton – a former RBS manager – was given an 40-month jail term for stealing £190,000 over a three-and-a-half year period.
Thornton took cash from the bank and hid the shortfall by moving money around within RBS so his deceit remained hidden.read more