Man arrested for trying to steal Magna Carta – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in attempts, magna carta, news, theft by sally

‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Police ‘leaving families to fend for themselves’ amid fall in arrests – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2018 in crime, news, police, statistics, theft, victims by tracey

‘Police have been accused of leaving families to “fend for themselves” after new figures showed the number of theft arrests has dropped by more than a quarter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2018

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High Court upholds suspension of barrister who stole purse – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has upheld the year-long suspension of a barrister who was captured on CCTV stealing a purse in a Cardiff night club.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2018

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Homicide rate in England and Wales highest since 2008 – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in homicide, murder, news, police, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, theft by sally

‘The murder and manslaughter rate in England and Wales has risen to the highest in a decade, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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Grenfell fund fraudster’s shopping spree with victims’ cash – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in fire, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A fraudster who stole tens of thousands of pounds from the NHS and a Grenfell Tower victim fund has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

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Nine out of ten car thieves are not caught as the number of vehicles stolen increases – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2018 in news, police, statistics, theft by tracey

‘Some of the country’s largest police forces are failing to identify suspects in more than 90 per cent of car thefts, as critics claim criminals no longer fear being caught.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea Council worker admits fraud – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2018 in bereavement, fire, fraud, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, theft, victims by tracey

‘A council worker has admitted defrauding around £60,000 from the Grenfell Tower victim fund.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2018

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Father and son cleared of stealing champagne from Fortnum & Mason – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in news, theft by sally

‘A father and son have been cleared by a court of stealing eight bottles of champagne worth £348 from Fortnum & Mason.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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International jewel thief guilty of Clapham murders – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2018 in murder, news, theft by sally

‘An international jewel thief has been convicted of murdering two men over £35,000 worth of stolen watches and a set of Napoleonic coins.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2018

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Animal rights activist sentenced for Pickwell pig theft – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2018 in animals, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘An animal rights activist who stole a pig from a farm has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2018

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Care home boss who stole millions from residents jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The owner of a care home who tried to defraud residents out of £4.1million by isolating them from their families and persuading them to make him a beneficiary of their wills has been jailed today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 2018

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Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2018

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in hazardous substances, London, motorcycles, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2018

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Book-burning Pontypridd librarian jailed for thefts – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2018 in libraries, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A librarian stole books from her workplace – including one on the Aberfan disaster – and tried to sell them online for up to £400.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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Surrey ‘mailbag thief’ jailed in 1976 overturns conviction – BBC News

‘A man who served eight months in a youth jail for stealing mailbags in the 1970s has had his name cleared.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2018

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Hatton Garden gang ‘must pay back £14 million to avoid jail’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2018 in confiscation, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘The gang behind the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid will face more time in jail unless they pay back almost £14 million, a confiscation hearing has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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Metal theft crackdown failing to protect heritage buildings from organised gangs – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2017 in Church of England, gangs, historic buildings, news, theft by sally

‘A metal theft crackdown is failing to protect heritage buildings from thefts by organised gangs, the Church’s official insurer has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2017

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Increase in disgruntled employees stealing confidential customer data – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2017 in contract of employment, data protection, news, statistics, theft by tracey

‘The number of High Court cases involving employees stealing confidential data has increased by 25pc in a year, according to new figures.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2017

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Mastermind of Heathrow ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ £7m heist jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The mastermind behind a £7 million heist reminiscent of the Thomas Crown Affair had criminal friends burgle an elderly lady’s £1 million home to drive down the price, a court has heard. Rafaqat Hussain, 41, was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy” which saw two Loomis van drivers steal cash belonging to Credit Suisse from inside a British Airways cargo depot at Heathrow airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

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Graduate’s dream of joining the police was ruined – because she’d been told off for shoplifting at 13 – WalesOnline

Posted October 19th, 2017 in cautions, news, police, theft, young persons by tracey

‘A bright graduate’s dream of joining the police was destroyed – because she’d been told off for shoplifting from Primark when she was just 13. And now top judges have slammed a police recruitment policy that “irrationally” led to rejection of the job application from the woman, who is now in her 20s.’

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WalesOnline, 18th october 2017

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