Dunelm venetian blind thief gets community order – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in community service, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A thief who stole a Venetian blind by stuffing it in his trousers and jacket has been given a community order.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

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Insurance firm fined over data breach – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 12th, 2017 in data protection, fines, insurance, news, theft by tracey

‘An insurance firm has been fined by the UK’s data protection watchdog over the theft from its premises of a storage device containing information on nearly 60,000 customers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2017

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Thief has sentencing pushed back so he can celebrate 25th birthday – Daily Telegraph

‘thief who faces jail for driving a stolen motorbike into a policeman has had his sentencing date pushed back by a judge so he can celebrate his 25th birthday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2016

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Man who stole car with baby inside sentenced to two years’ detention – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in children, drug abuse, kidnapping, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole a car with two children inside before abandoning the baby on a doorstep has been sentenced to two years’ detention.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Phone thief who snatched 21 phones in an hour is jailed – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2016 in news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The police have released footage of two mobile phone thieves who went on an hour long mobile-phone-snatching raid through London.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2016

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Funeral director Alison Pople stole £14k charity donations – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in burials and cremation, charities, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by Mark L

‘A funeral director who stole money donated by grieving families to charities in memory of their loved ones has been handed a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2016

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Pair found guilty of stealing nearly £700,000 from the RHS – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in charities, conspiracy, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘Two people have been convicted of stealing almost £700,000 from the Royal Horticultural Society over the course of a decade.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Gambling Commission orders Betfred to pay £800,000 – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in compensation, gambling, inducements, money laundering, news, theft by sally

‘The bookmaker Betfred has agreed to an £800,000 settlement after accepting stolen cash from a “VIP” customer, who was allegedly offered free drinks and day trips to encourage him to keep betting.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Jailed tycoon Asil Nadir transferred to Turkish prison – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in news, theft, transfer of prisoners by tracey

‘Asil Nadir, the tycoon jailed in Britain for stealing millions from his business empire, has been removed from the UK to be transferred to prison in Turkey.

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Seven men jailed over series of museum raids – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in artistic works, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘Members of a gang have been jailed for up to six years and eight months after plotting to steal up to £57m in rhino horn and Chinese artefacts in a series of museum raids.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Clayton Williams convicted of PC Dave Phillips’s manslaughter – BBC News

‘A car thief has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a policeman by running him over in a stolen pick-up truck during a chase.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2016 in artistic works, gangs, gipsies, news, theft by sally

‘Dubbed the ‘Dead Zoo Gang’, the thieves targeted museums across the country stealing rhino horns and Chinese artefacts worth tens of millions of pounds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2016

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New offences and sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two further significant provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 have been brought into force. First, on 10 November 2015, section 79 created section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952, which provides for an offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2016

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R v Taylor (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, appeals, homicide, law reports, theft, uninsured drivers by sally

R v Taylor (Appellant) [2016] UKSC 5 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd February 2016

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Man who stole grieving father’s laptop at funeral of his six-year-old son sentenced to four and a half years – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2016 in news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A thief who stole a grieving father’s laptop from the funeral of his six-year-old has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2016

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Parents who stole charity laptops from cancer ward before blaming their terminally-ill son face jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2016 in handling stolen goods, news, theft by tracey

‘Parents who stole and sold laptops from a cancer ward where their terminally-ill son was being treated are facing prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2015

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Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Britain’s ‘most convicted criminal’ commits 630th offence – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2016 in news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Patrick Ryan believed to have longest list of convictions of any offender in 40-year life of crime that has cost taxpayer as much as £3 million.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2016

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Tougher sentencing powers needed to deter data thieves, says ICO – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2016 in costs, data protection, fines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The head of the government’s privacy watchdog has called for stronger sentencing powers for people convicted of stealing personal data, after a woman who sold 28,000 pieces of sensitive driver data was fined just £1,000.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2016

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