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.
Jail For £1.5m Lotto Fraudster
The Property Industry Eye website reports that the man who set up bogus companies to defraud two of his employers – Yopa Property and Camelot UK Lotteries – has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.
Haroon Cassim submitted invoices for work and services that were not provided
Dental Worker’s Double Salary Fraud
According to the Derbyshire Live website, a dental worker was paid double her salary for around two years after drawing up a fake employment contract.
Tracey Topliss either forged her boss’s signature, or got someone else to, on a contract that stated she was being paid £70,000 per year.read more
Thief Stole £2.5k Of Fragrance
The Warrington Guardian website reports that a shoplifter stole thousands of pounds worth of goods from a branch of Boots on one day.
Sarah Gillam – jailed for 20 weeks – took an estimated £2,500 of fragrances and was arrested when she returned to the store a week later.read more
Bank Exec Stole £3m
According to the Evening Standard website, a City bank executive splashed out on fast cars, designer watches, and jewellery after swindling his employer out of almost £3 million.
Simon Olver – jailed for four-and-a-half years – was employed as head of finance, accounting, reporting and tax and siphoned corporate ‘tax payments’ into his own account.read more
£50k Of Clocks Stolen From FCO
According to the Public Technology website, fraud perpetrated against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] last year amounted to over £130,000 and included an online shopping spree and the unsolved theft of £50,000-worth of expensive antique clocks from its London headquarters.read more
XR Political Party Launches With Stolen Food
The Guardian website reports that a new political party was launched in London by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion [XR] marking the event by shoplifting a haul of goods from Sainsbury’s.
Five members of the Beyond Politics party filled trolleys with food but left without paying, apparently to highlight the instability of global food distribution.read more