Wrongly convicted Post Office workers to get up to £100,000 interim payouts – The Guardian

‘Post Office workers who have had their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting – the result of computing errors – quashed will each get an interim compensation payment of up to £100,000 the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Taskforce launched to investigate reported rise in pet thefts – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2021 in animals, crime prevention, government departments, press releases, theft by tracey

‘Taskforce will investigate and draw up action to tackle these crimes.’

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Home Office, 8th May 2021

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Police worker jailed for £100k evidence store thefts – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, news, police, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A former police employee who stole £100,000 of items from an evidence store has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Former subpostmasters expected to have names cleared after court appeal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of former subpostmasters who were convicted of theft, fraud and false accounting because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon accounting system are expected to finally have their names cleared.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2021

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Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about – BBC News

‘A group of former sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses, who say they were victims of a massive miscarriage of justice, are awaiting a ruling by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

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Accountant given 11 years’ imprisonment for £1.3 million fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 21st, 2021 in accountants, Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘An accountant who defrauded the NHS, companies, and individuals out of more than £1.3 million has been jailed recently (15 April 2021) for multiple counts of fraud and theft.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th April 2021

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Oldham gang jailed for £160k supermarket thefts – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2021 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Six men who stole more than £160,000 worth of items from supermarkets, by setting off alarms to distract security guards, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2021

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Police cannot tackle all Covid breaches as crime returns to pre-pandemic levels, senior officer warns – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2021 in burglary, coronavirus, criminal justice, news, police, theft, violence by tracey

‘Police will not be able to respond to all breaches of coronavirus restrictions as crime rises towards pre-pandemic levels, a senior officer has warned.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2021

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Colin Nesbitt: Bradford cancer charity founder guilty of theft – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, charities, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘The founder of a children’s cancer charity has been convicted of stealing over £87,000 from the organisation.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2021

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Crime: Thieves, robbers and burglars to be fitted with GPS tags – BBC News

‘Prolific burglars, robbers and thieves are to be tagged with GPS trackers in a bid to stop them reoffending.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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‘Stockwell Six’: two men could have convictions overturned – The Guardian

‘Two men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the word of a corrupt detective could finally have their names cleared.
The cases of two members of the so-called “Stockwell Six”, who were accused of attempting to rob that officer on the underground, are now being referred to the court of appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2020

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Osime Brown: 55 MPs back calls to stop deportation of severely autistic man – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2020 in autism, deportation, disabled persons, news, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of MPs have backed calls to halt the deportation of a severely autistic man who was jailed as a teenager after being found guilty of stealing a mobile phone.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Cryptoassets – Obtaining English Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions in Relation to Cyberfraud – Littleton Chambers

‘The theft and misappropriation of cryptoassets, typically Bitcoin, Ethereum and other virtual cryptocurrencies, by fraudsters is becoming increasingly common, and thus the subject-matter of civil fraud litigation. This article considers how parties can obtain the “nuclear weapon” of the worldwide proprietary or freezing order against cryptoassets.’

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Littleton Chambers, 13th October 2020

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Insurer fails in aggregation argument over partner’s multi-million pound thefts – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has refused to aggregate as one claim various actions a Yorkshire law firm’s indemnity insurer is facing because of a multi-million pound fraud run by one of its partners.’

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2020

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Ex-zoo worker jailed over penguins and rare birds theft – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2020 in animals, burglary, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole penguins and rare birds from a zoo has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2020

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Two found guilty of murdering Irish dancer with ‘devil’s breath’ drug – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2020 in internet, murder, news, poisoning, theft by sally

‘A man and a woman have been convicted of the first known murder in Britain using a poison known as “devil’s breath”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2020

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Gang who stole Isaac Newton and Galileo books by abseiling into building to avoid motion sensors jailed – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2020 in artistic works, burglary, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A dozen men have been jailed over a Mission Impossible-style heist during which thieves abseiled through a roof to avoid motion sensors in order to steal “irreplaceable” books by Isaac Newton and Galileo.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2020

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Penguin thefts at zoo leads to man’s guilty plea – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2020 in birds, guilty pleas, news, theft by sally

A man has admitted stealing two penguins which were discovered in a village in Nottinghamshire by police following a tip-off.

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BBC News, 23rd September 2020

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PC Andrew Harper killing: sentences referred to attorney general – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2020 in attorney general, homicide, juries, news, police, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘The jail terms handed to three teenagers who killed a police officer as they tried to escape the scene of a crime have been referred to the attorney general, who will consider claims they are unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2020

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PC Andrew Harper killing: ringleader sentenced to 16 years in prison – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2020 in homicide, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, theft, young offenders by sally

‘Relatives of PC Andrew Harper, who was dragged to his death in August 2019, have spoken of their pain at his loss as his three killers were jailed on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2020

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