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.
Theft From Supermarkets Rising
The BBC News website reports that incidents of shoplifting in UK supermarkets have risen by nearly 8% between 2014 and 2017.
Shoppers and store owners are bearing the cost of the increase, whilst austerity cutbacks mean that there are ‘not enough police officers to deal with’ the rises.read more
Estate Agent Stole £300,000
According to the Wales Online website, a lettings manager pocketed more than £300,000 from his hardworking boss and used it to fund a gambling addiction, expensive holidays and fine dining.
Robert Parker was filmed kissing wads of cash whilst stealing them from successful businesswoman Nina Chivers.read more
Shoplifter Had 45 Identities
According to the News & Star website, a repeat shoplifter had her 45 alternative identities revealed after being arrested in Carlisle.
Caroline Dicaprio had previously identified herself as Elizabeth Alder, Caroline Allyson, Allyson Estob, or Caroline Allyson Stoker, amongst many others.read more
Marine Sold Military Kit On eBay
The Helensburgh Advertiser website reports that a former Royal Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan sold stolen military equipment on eBay.
Jonathan Parkhill stole food, clothes and military gear, including life-saving gas masks, worth almost £14,000 from stores at HM Naval Base Clyde.read more
Thief Banned From All Shops In York
According to the York Press website, a woman has been banned from every shop in York for 12 months after staging two shoplifting expeditions to the city.
Amanda Kilkenny – already banned from a number of shops in her native Bradford – travelled to York and targeted Marks & Spencer.read more
Falmouth Besieged By Shoplifting Gang
According to the Cornwall Live website, a shop owner in Falmouth believes thousands of pounds worth of goods are being stolen weekly by a ‘professional’ gang of shoplifters who are targeting stores in the town, and describes the police response to the crime wave as “pathetic”.read more