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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.

Protein Bars Locked In Security Cases

The LBC website reports that Tesco has resorted to locking its protein bars in security boxes as part of the latest wave of anti-shoplifting measures.

Photos taken at a Tesco Express store in London, show a range of different flavoured bars secured in individual containers bearing security warnings.

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Council Worker Stole £8.5k

The Spalding Voice website reports that a District Council employee spent £8,470 on company cards after her mental health deteriorated due to her workload.

During a financial investigation, Beverley Paskell’s spending had been traced over a two-year period.

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Cashier Stole £186k

According to the Wirral Globe website, a cashier stole £186,000 in cash from his auctioneer employers to fund his gambling habit.

Daniel Remmington – jailed for six years – stole the money in just over a year, making large payments into his own bank account.

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£55m Government Crackdown On Shoplifting

The Guardian website reports that the government is investing more than £55m over the next four years in expanding facial recognition systems.

The plan includes £4m for mobile units that can be deployed on high streets using live facial recognition in crowded areas to identify people wanted by the police.

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Accountant ‘Stole For Abuser’

As reported on the Examiner Live website, an accountant stole thousands of pounds from her employer after living in fear of her abusive partner.

Joanne Sagar stole £27,530 over 18 months while working in a role which took care of accounts, pay roll and admin duties.

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£11.3bn Lost To Payment Fraud

According to the Independent website, a recent report shows that the UK retail sector lost £11.3 billion to payments fraud in 2023.

Retail businesses lost an average of £1,394,518 each to fraudulent activity, with luxury fashion retailers losing an average of £2.8 million.

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