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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.

Thief Sold Stolen Tyres On Facebook

The News & Star website reports that a tyre firm worker disabled a security camera while stealing stock worth more than £6,000 over several months.‬

Jason Mark Bowe confessed to his crime, admitted to selling the tyres on Facebook and even produced an itemised breakdown of what he had stolen.

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Fraudster Must Repay £1m

As reported on the Metro website, a fraudster has been ordered to pay back more than £1 million he stole from bosses at Sir Robert McAlpine.

Neil Stanley Dunningham and David Ager stole £1.3million in a series of complex frauds, paying off their mortgages and buying luxury cars.

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Soldier Stole £26k Of Kit

According to the Mail Online website, a soldier stole £26,000-worth of army equipment to sell on eBay, with some items being ‘attractive to criminal and terrorist organisations’.

Lance Corporal Adam Tonkin raided the stores facility where he worked and stole hi-tech military gear to sell online via his girlfriend’s eBay account.

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Worker Admits Gift Card Fraud

As reported by the Eastern Daily Press website, a worker attempted to steal fishing equipment worth more than £3,000 after fraudulently accessing gift cards.

Robert Wood worked at Angling Direct and used the company’s computer system to access gift cards, which he then used to buy fishing tackle.

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Fraudster Scammed New Employer

The South Wales Argus website reports that a convicted fraudster jailed for a major scam swindled her new employers out of thousands of pounds.

Michelle Rickett was given ‘a second chance’ by the firm despite being told she was imprisoned for a £100,000 con a decade ago.

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Police Seize Fake Goods Worth £15m

The BBC News website reports that counterfeit clothes, watches, bags and medication were found during raids in the Strangeways area of Manchester.
Four premises were targeted over three days based on intelligence from a previous counterfeit goods investigation, with six people being arrested.

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