Gang jailed for stealing bank card details worth £16m – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for between 21 and 64 months for stealing bank card details potentially worth up to £16m from more than 60,000 people in the UK and abroad.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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Gambling addict who sold stamps from late father’s collection spared jail – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2014 in community service, gambling, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The son of a renowned philatelist who stole part of his late father’s stamp collection to fund his obsession with a single fruit machine in a bookmaker’s shop has been spared jail after his mother asked for leniency.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2014

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NHS worker jailed over theft of £642,000 earmarked for cancer drugs – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that diverted more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Thavisha Peiris murder: Man guilty of pizza man’s ‘frenzied’ killing – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in murder, news, offensive weapons, theft by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a pizza delivery worker who was making his last deliveries before moving to his “dream job”.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Judge criticises police for investigating ‘outrageous’ mother and daughter spat – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2014 in damages, estate agents, families, harassment, news, police, theft by sally

‘Nicola Low, 71, and her daughter, Caroline Baines, 40, ran an estate agent together before their relationship ended in a spectacular fall out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014

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Southampton ‘highly organised’ eBay gang sentenced – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2014 in handling stolen goods, internet, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A group of family members and friends have been jailed for their parts a “highly organised” criminal enterprise selling stolen goods on eBay.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Judge jails ‘worst car thief he has ever seen’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Ian Liversidge, 47, jumped into a grandmother’s Nissan Micra and sped off as she was getting her granddaughter out of the vehicle, before hitting a taxi.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

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Woman who took selfies next to dead body cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, fraud, murder, news, photography, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering a former teacher, but a woman who took selfies next to the corpse has been cleared.’


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The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

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North Somerset care home staff sentenced for ill-treating resident – BBC News

‘Three former care home workers who mistreated a resident with Alzheimer’s disease have been barred for life from working with vulnerable adults.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Postman took millions meant for City firms – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2014 in fraud, news, postal service, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Ajaz Budi, 33, wept uncontrollably as he was sentenced at the Old Bailey for stealing cheques ranging from £50 to £110,000 at Mount Pleasant, London.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2014

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Regina v White (Anthony) – WLR Daily

Regina v White (Anthony) [2014] EWCA Crim 714; [2014] WLR (D) 175

‘If a defendant, wrongly charged with offences contrary to section 16(1) of the Theft Act 1968, rather than under section 15A of the 1968 Act, was prepared to admit his dishonest transactions in relation to mortgage advances, it would be wrong to permit him to evade the consequences of his behaviour by refusing to substitute conviction of the correct offence simply in order to punish the prosecution for its egregious failures in relation to charging.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

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Lawyer steals £134,000 from clients to fund ‘obsession’ with younger woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, solicitors, theft by sally

‘Solicitor who stole from his clients to fund attraction to younger woman sentenced to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2014

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‘King of Acid’ rave pioneer given five-year sentence for £1.25m bank cyber-fraud scheme – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2014 in computer crime, conspiracy, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘In the 1980s, Tony Colston-Hayter was the floppy-haired “King of Acid”, the fresh-faced advocate of the emerging rave scene and feisty battler of tabloid critics who suggested his events were drug-fuelled dens of vice and sin.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2014

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Blunham conmen: Third man jailed for tricking pensioner

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in elderly, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A third man has been jailed, for four-and-a-half years, for conning an 84-year-old woman with dementia out of her £73,500 life savings.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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Abingdon police station voyeur jailed – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual offences prevention orders, theft by sally

‘A man who secretly filmed female police officers in changing rooms has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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Sentencing for theft offences – consultation launched on sentencing guidelines – Sentencing Council

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in consultations, electricity, press releases, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a 12-week consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people for theft offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 3rd April 2014

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West Midlands Police officers jailed for Oldbury house theft – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two police officers who stole cash and cigarettes from a house have been jailed after being caught in a sting operation by their own force.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2014

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Carer disguised herself as 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer to steal £22,000 from pensioner – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, carers, elderly, fraud, identity fraud, news, theft by tracey

‘A carer tried to disguise herself as an 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer in a bid to steal £22,000 from a pensioner’s bank account.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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Solicitor coroner struck off over £2m theft from clients to fund lavish lifestyle – Legal Futures

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, costs, disciplinary procedures, executors, fraud, news, solicitors, theft, wills by tracey

‘A Gloucestershire solicitor who also served as the county’s coroner has been struck off after taking nearly £2m from clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

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Policeman who hit ‘snarling’ shoplifter on the head faces sack – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in assault, closed circuit television, community service, news, police, standards, theft by tracey

‘A policeman who punched a shoplifter on the head before pinning her to the   ground faces dismissal after being sentenced to a community order. Pc James Kiddie, 45, who had worked for the Metropolitan Police for 12 years,   said he hit out after the “snarling” woman bit him on the finger and claimed   that she had the Aids virus.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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