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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Teignmouth undertaker jailed for stealing donations – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2017 in charities, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘An undertaker has been jailed for stealing £5,000 of donations that bereaved family members and friends had intended to go to charity.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2017

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Man jailed for theft after £766k was accidentally transferred into his bank account – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A shopkeeper who had £766,000 accidentally deposited into his bank account has been jailed after spending some of the money.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Security guards found guilty of stealing £7m from their own van after staging fake robbery – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, robbery, security companies, theft by tracey

‘Two security guards have been found guilty of staging a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2017

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Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences – BBC News

‘Nine members of a traveller family who kept workers in squalid conditions in caravans have been jailed for modern day slavery offences.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2017 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Cotswold art dealer who stole nearly £500,000 worth of artworks, including paintings by the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, from clients, has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2017

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Judge told shoplifter: “I didn’t know that people who were on benefits were into Champagne?” – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2017 in conditional discharge, costs, judges, news, social security, theft by sally

‘A judge told shoplifter: “I didn’t know that people who were on benefits were into Champagne?”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2017

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Teenagers guilty of killing man with stolen marine distress flare – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in explosives, homicide, press releases, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Two teenagers have today (24 August) been found guilty of manslaughter after they threw a lit marine distress flare into a car where a man was sleeping.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th August 2017

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More than two thirds of thefts are ‘never solved’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in burglary, crime, news, police, statistics, theft by tracey

‘More than two thirds of police investigations into thefts and burglaries have been closed with no suspect ever being identified.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2017

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Burglar who targeted the elderly jailed for longer – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 13th, 2017 in appeals, burglary, elderly, news, press releases, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A burglar who targeted the elderly has sentence increased to 7 years and 6 months following ULS referral.’

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Attorney General's Office, 7th July 2017

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Manager jailed for stealing £46,000 of school dinner money – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2017 in education, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A finance manager who stole £46,000 of school dinner money has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2017

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Teaching assistant stole primary school’s charity money to pay off son’s drug dealer – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2017 in conditional discharge, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A primary school teaching assistant who stole money intended for charity to pay off her son’s drug dealer will be able to continue her career.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2017

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Subpostmasters fight to clear names in theft and false accounting case – The Guardian

‘More than 1,000 subpostmasters who claim they were wrongly accused of theft or false accounting could join a class action against the Post Office to clear their names.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Mobile phone thieves jailed after police pursuit on M11 – The Guardian

‘Dramatic footage showing a mobile phone thief trying to escape police by driving the wrong way on the M11 has been released as the driver and his accomplice were jailed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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Woman who found £20 note on floor convicted of theft – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, theft by sally

‘A woman who kept a £20 note she found in a shop has been convicted of theft.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Potential financial losses and gains from theft of confidential information did not justify award of ‘jackpot damages’, rules UK judge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 28th, 2017 in damages, data protection, employment, news, theft by tracey

‘Businesses that have confidential information stolen from them but do not suffer a financial loss as a result of that theft will generally not be eligible for damages if those that have taken the information unlawfully have not made any financial gain by doing so, a judge at the High Court in London has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th February 2017

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TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in banking, data protection, fraud, news, telecommunications, theft by sally

‘As another customer explains how he was conned out of £6,300 after the firm’s security breach, the ICO is seemingly stalling while a class action moves closer.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2017

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Shoplifter spared jail after applying to go on The Jeremy Kyle Show to seek help – Daily Telegraph

‘A serial shoplifter has avoided prison after magistrates heard he is applying to appear on The Jeremy Kyle Show to seek help.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2017

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Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2017 in London, news, theft by sally

‘Antiquarian books worth more than £2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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