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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.

‘Desperate’ Thief Sold Company Car

According to the Yorkshire Live website, a gambler became so desperate for money he resorted to selling his employer’s company car.

Less six months after joining the company, Adnan Afzal asked the fleet manager for the vehicle’s logbook and told him that he was applying for a parking permit.

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Thief Researched Shoplifting Online

According to the Eastern Daily Press website, a woman sold stolen items on eBay including hundreds of pounds worth of cosmetics shoplifted from Boots.

An audit of Rose Willingham’s internet history found links to shoplifting research, and £11,500 passing through her PayPal account.

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Third Of Brits Wear Fake Brands

As reported in The Sun, a third of people across the UK wear and use knock-off, counterfeited gear to help save cash.

Fake clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics and watches are the most popular purchases, making up two thirds of the value of Britain’s black economy.

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Worker Lied About Baby To Avoid Jail

According to Mail Online, an officer manager lied that she’d just had a baby to avoid prison after stealing £7,700 from work to fund her cocaine habit.

Heather McCarthy used the fictitious birth to make a tearful plea for mercy last November, and was given a suspended sentence as the judge was reluctant to separate the mother from her child.

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Worker Stole Stock After Pay Rise Snub

According to the North Wales Live website, a man stole more than £5,000 worth of van stock and sold it on eBay for bargain prices when his employer wouldn’t give him a pay rise.

Ian James Relish made more than £3,000 over 14 months, selling items he stole from Protect My Property, a company that supplies security items.

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£136k Thief Exploited Dementia Sufferer

The Manchester Evening News website reports a fraudster stole more than £136,000 from a solicitor’s firm using the bank account of an elderly client with dementia.
Sarah Aikenhead stole so much money that the company almost went out of business, spending the cash on holidays, designer clothes and her wedding.

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