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.
Bus Driver Stole £74k
A story on the Chad website reveals that a bus driver stole £74,000 from his employer and colleagues after racking up spiralling debts.
Andrew Berry was a highly-regarded and trusted member of staff, but a court heard that he abused that trust by stealing tens of thousands of pounds.read more
Pharmacy Worker Faked Burglary
The Birmingham Live website reports that an employee at a chemists in Birmingham pretended the premises had been burgled in a bid to hide the fact he had stolen £1,400.
Simon Hodgetts told police that there was a knock at the front door and that he had been confronted by a man with a gun demanding to be let in.read more
£1m Returned To Defrauded Employer
According to the Eastern Daily Press website, more than £1million has been returned to a company defrauded by an employee to feed his gambling addiction.
Andrew May was jailed in 2021 for stealing £1,336,916 from his employer, Sealskinz, following an investigation by Norfolk police.read more
Thieves Targeting Dairy Products
According to Mail Online, increasingly hard-up Brits are stealing milk as supermarkets put security tags on butter amidst the current cost-of-living crisis.
With shoplifting increasing by 18%, recently Tesco shoppers reported that security tags had been fixed to milk and Aldi put tags on blocks of cheddar.read more
Worker Admitted Theft By Email
The Belfast Telegraph website reports that an employee who admitted stealing from her employer via email has been spared jail.
Laura McKeown wrote a resignation email in which she said been unwell and that one of the reasons she was resigning was that she had taken money from the company.read more
Man City Worker Stole £100k
According to the Manchester Evening News website, a Business Development executive who worked for Manchester City stole more than £100,000 from the club.
Fiona Barclay worked for City within the football club’s hospitality department, earning up to £30,000 a year but used the stolen money to pay for her wedding.read more