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.
Council Employee Stole Over £1m
BBC News reports that a former Dundee City Council IT officer who stole more than £1m from the authority has been jailed for five years and four months.
Mark Conway exploited a loophole in the council’s computer systems, stealing the money over almost seven years, after running up debts on gambling websites.read more
Woman Stole As ‘Crutch’ For Anxiety
The Belfast Telegraph reports that a woman claimed she used shoplifting as a “crutch” because she was anxious over a £20,000 credit card debt.
Julie Adair mounted a mammoth thieving spree and stole an “eye-watering” amount of goods, worth “thousands”, and pleaded guilty to 16 charges of shoplifting.read more
CV Faker Has Jail Term Cut
The News & Star reports that a convicted fraudster who concocted a false CV to get a high-paid job has had his jail term slashed.
James Alexander Hayden Cox, also submitted faked references to land a £65,000-a-year role at Britain’s Energy Coast and forged a signature to steal more than £40,000 of the company’s cash.read more
Croupier Stuffed £50 Notes Into Sock
According to the Evening Standard, the daughter of a retired British Army general was caught stuffing £50 notes into her sock whilst working as a casino croupier.
Sarah Clarke used sleight of hand to grab the cash while counting up at the end of her shift at the Sportsman Casino in Marylebone.read more
Thief Stole 100 Cans Of Red Bull
The Burton Mail reports that a thief managed to steal more than 100 cans of Red Bull over the course of two months, and all from the same shop.
Miroslav Vagai admitted five counts of shoplifting the popular energy drink from a Sainsbury’s store in Derby.read more
Cleaner Stole Sat-Navs Worth £80,000
According to the Burton Mail, almost £80,000 worth of sat-navs were stolen from Derbyshire car giant Toyota and then sold on eBay by a cleaner.
Juris Jakimjonoks systematically took the systems from the shelves as he walked from the office to the restaurant as part of his cleaning round and admitted he was “motivated by greed”.read more