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.
Jail For Ten-Timer Thief
According to the Somerset County Gazette website, a shoplifter caught offending ten times in the same shop has been jailed for almost three months.
Thomas Carson Howard admitted nine counts of theft from a Boots store in Taunton town centre, between May and July 2019.read more
Woman’s £2.3m Fraud Is NI’s Biggest
The BBC News website reports that a woman from County Tyrone has admitted stealing £2.3m from her former employer over an eight-year period.
The woman – who cannot be identified – pleaded guilty to 26 counts of criminality in what is thought to be Northern Ireland’s biggest single employee fraud case.read more
Chef Stole Wedding Reception Cash
As reported on the Lancashire Telegraph website, a chef pocketed cash from a wedding reception budget, and then tried to blame the bride and groom.
Matthew Patterson-Farnworth was in charge of bookings, but when bosses looked for the proceeds of a reception party, he claimed he had been given a dud cheque.read more
Car Part Scam Cost Firm £90,000
According to the Halifax Courier website, a “greedy” mum-of-two has been jailed for 18 months for her role in a car parts scam which cost her employer more than £90,000.
Sarah Hardaker had been employed as a sales advisor at the Halifax branch of Euro Car Parts Limited, but an anonymous tip-off led to an investigation into the theft.read more
Stolen Handbags Funded Thief’s Holidays
The Leicestershire Live website reports that a professional shoplifter stole designer handbags to fund her lavish luxury lifestyle of holidays to America, spa days, cocktails and champagne.
Sophie Louise Ingram was involved in handling £11,642 worth of stolen Mulberry designer handbags, taken during various high-stakes shoplifting sprees.read more
Supervisor’s Theft Led To Redundancies
According to the Hartlepool Mail website, a thieving supervisor’s actions cost his employer a contract and led to staff redundancies.
Mark Hesslewood had worked for family firm HES Group Ltd for 13 years and ordered goods on the firm’s accounts before selling them cheap on eBay to pay off his debts.