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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.

Fraudster’s Bomb Hoax To Employer

The Bournemouth Daily Echo website reports that a woman defrauded her employer out of thousands of pounds and made bomb hoax calls to her office.

Angela Gurung worked in the financial department at retirement housing giant McCarthy Stone when she committed the offences.

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Boss To Sue Thieving Employee

The Kent Online website reports that a company boss is to sue a former employee who almost brought his company to its knees.

Selena Cronin was convicted of taking £33,274 from the company, after hiding the fact that had previously been given a police caution for a £20,000 fraud.

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Finance Director Stole £62k

The Okehampton Times website reports that a finance director swindled £62,000 from the Dartmoor hotel where he worked and spent it on ‘life’s little luxuries’.

Alex Stevens used his company credit card to fraudulently withdraw thousands of pounds from cashpoints and pay his personal bills.

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Serial Fraudster Offends Again

The City Of London Police website reports that a man who was let out of jail in 2020 has been sentenced again after lying about his work history and qualifications.

Imran Ali falsely claimed that he held an undergraduate degree from Leeds Building College, in order to get a Building Inspector job at a leading British charity.

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First-Time Thieves ‘Stealing To Eat’

The Sun website reports that first-time shoplifters are “stealing to eat”, due to the cost of living crisis, supermarket bosses say.

Stores are being hit by big rises in the theft of daily essential and low-value items — and levels are “off the charts”.

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Police Warn Of TikTok Theft Challenge

The Kent Online website reports that a new TikTok “shoplifting challenge” has sparked a warning from police.

Officers in Canterbury are urging parents to stay vigilant, as the new trend on the video-sharing platform challenges young people to “see how much they can shoplift in a day”.

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