Archive for the 'theft' Category

Jail term for man who burned Koran – The Independent

“A man who burned a Koran in front of city centre shoppers has been jailed for 70 days.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Literary agent jailed for cheating would-be authors out of thousands – The Guardian

“A literary agent who duped budding authors and investors into handing over more than £500,000 for non-existent film and book deals has been jailed for six years. Robin Price, a former cinema manager from north Devon, claimed he had contacts in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam – The Guardian

“A British computer hacker who stole 400bn virtual gaming chips from an international gaming company has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fuel crime rises as prices hit an all-time high – BBC News

“Fuel crime is becoming a multi-million pound business as petrol and diesel costs rise to more than £6 a gallon (£1.32 a litre), haulage companies say.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Colchester ex-para medal theft sentence cut – BBC News

“An ex-paratrooper who stole comrades’ campaign medals while they served in Afghanistan has had his sentence cut to two years on appeal.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge tells burglar bitten by police dog: ‘Good, I hope it hurt’ – Daily Telegraph

“On being told that the 8 year old German Shepherd Zak had sunk his teeth into a thief’s buttock, Judge Julian Lambert exclaimed ‘Good! I hope it hurt. Well done Zak!’ Last month Judge Lambert spoke out against the current ‘soft’ sentencing guidelines which prevented him jailing a burglar in Bristol. He said the guidelines which suggested a community order for the burglar were ‘wet’ and he added ‘We live in soft times.’  But sitting at Gloucester Crown court today the judge had no hesitation in locking up persistent thief John Davies for nine months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2011

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk

Boss forced to pay £13k to compensate stealing employee – Daily Telegraph

“A boss who took an employee he caught stealing to the police station with a sign saying ‘Thief’ around his neck has paid £13,000 after the criminal sued for ‘humiliation’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Milners lawyer Simon Morgan jailed for stealing £1.4m – BBC News

“A solicitor who stole £1.4m from his firm to fund a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 27th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Grantham lawyer jailed for theft and money laundering – BBC News

“A Lincolnshire solicitor who stole £214,000 from clients including her grandmother, has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-para jailed for selling stolen Army medals on eBay – BBC News

“A former paratrooper has been jailed after stealing campaign medals from his comrades then selling them on eBay.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for stealing £1.7 million from employer – The Independent

“A cashier at a firm of solicitors who stole £1.7 million over seven years to finance a luxurious lifestyle for herself and her husband was today jailed for five years.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Shoplifter wins case over ‘disproportionate detention’ – The Independent

“A shoplifter with ‘a bad criminal record for offences of theft’ has won the right to damages against the Home Secretary under human rights laws.”

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The Independent, 1st October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Three men jailed for Stoke Minster lead theft – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for eight months after admitting stealing lead from the roof of Stoke Minster.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-boss jailed for stealing £250,000 from charity – The Independent

“A former senior official at a charity founded by the Prince of Wales was jailed for three years today after he admitted stealing £250,000.”

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The Independent,

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Corrupt policeman jailed for seven years – the Guardian

“A corrupt policeman who sold stolen police uniforms and offered tips on how to foil detectives was jailed for seven years today for drug dealing and helping to plot a robbery at a jewellery store.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Antiques dealer given eight years over stolen Shakespeare – The Independent

“An unemployed antiques dealer with a taste for the high life was jailed today [2nd August] for eight years after he was convicted of handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare’s plays.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Tome raider’ jailed again for stealing antique books – The Guardian

“A Cambridge graduate referred to as the ‘tome raider’ who stole antique books worth £40,000 from a world-famous library was jailed for three-and-a-half years today.”

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The Guardian, 20th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cambridge graduate sentenced for rare books theft – The Independent

“A Cambridge graduate who stole antique books worth £40,000 from a world-famous library will be sentenced today.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R (Rickets) v Basildon Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

“If goods were left outside a charity shop it could be inferred that it was the owner’s intention to donate them as a gift to the shop, and they were not abandoned but remained the property of the person who deposited them until taken into the control or possession of the charity; and if some other person removed the goods in the meantime he might be found to have committed an offence of theft.”
WLR Daily, 15th July 2010
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘Crime gang’ jailed for high value car thefts – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed after admitting stealing to order top-of-the range cars with a total value estimated at £317,000.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who killed Hertfordshire neighbour for money jailed – BBC News

“A heroin addict who stabbed his 94-year-old neighbour to death has been jailed for a minimum of 29 years.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man guilty of antique horticultural books theft – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of stealing antique books worth £40,000 from a world-famous library in central London.”

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BBC News, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cash trick man jailed for £12,000 theft – Daily Telegraph

“A man has been jailed for using an elaborate trick to steal more than £12,000 in cash from a businessman after he withdrew the money from a bank.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Men jailed for Essex Pin number murder – BBC News

“Two men who bound, gagged, strangled and stabbed a man who refused to give them his bank card details have been jailed for life for his murder.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cardiff man jailed for stealing car with baby inside – BBC News

“A man who stole a car without realising a one-year-old girl was asleep in the back has been jailed for 34 months.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager convicted over false claims over new home of Bulger killer – The Guardian

“A teenager has admitted spreading false rumours about the supposed location of one of James Bulger’s killers, police confirmed today.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New parliamentary expenses evidence passed to CPS – The Independent

“Scotland Yard passed a new file of evidence against a Parliamentarian suspected of abusing expenses to prosecutors today.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Lancaster – WLR Daily

Regina v Lancaster [2010] EWCA Crim 370; [2010] WLR (D) 63

“Where a person was charged with an offence of falsifying a document made or required for an accounting purpose, by omitting a material particular from that document, contrary to s 17 of the Theft Act 1968, the omitted particular was to be regarded as material if it had the effect that the document was liable to mislead in a way which was significant, or in a way which mattered.”

WLR Daily, 4th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Woman who conned grandmother and fiance jailed – BBC News

“A conwoman who attempted to cheat her grandmother and fiance out of £160,000 has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Muggers who throttled victims ordered to pay £560,000 – BBC News

“Two muggers have been ordered to pay more than £560,000 after police were unable to recover many of the valuables they snatched.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shops ‘unfair’ over shoplifting cases – The Independent

“Tesco, Boots and a host of high street giants are using a ‘deceitful’ and ‘unfair’ system to seek hundreds of pounds in compensation payouts from petty shoplifters, a report claimed today.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Solicitor to be sentenced after stealing £90,000 from blind widow – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Black Country solicitor faces jail after stealing £90,000 from a blind widow and spending the money on luxury items including a pedigree ‘teacup’ chihuahua.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Police officer who stole computer games escapes jail – Daily Telegraph

“A police officer caught stealing computer games by concealing them under his stab vest while on duty has escaped jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Aristocrat sentenced for £1.6m theft from family charity – The Guardian

“A wealthy aristocrat who stole £1.6m from a family charity intended to aid Bosnian orphans was given a two-year suspended sentence today.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Burglary and theft account for a third of data security breaches, reports ICO – OUT-LAW.com

“The biggest security risks for organisations that process people’s personal details are burglary and theft, according to figures just published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Lawyer jailed for theft from dead – BBC News

“A former deputy coroner and solicitor has been jailed for stealing money from a charitable trust account he set up with money taken from dead clients.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jail for conman who pretended to be top lawyer – The Independent

“A swindler who pretended to be the country’s top lawyer and dressed in pinstripe suits, wigs and robes to trick women is behind bars after being convicted of a string of offences including fraud and theft.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Theft of 0.003p’ case is dropped – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped a case against a filmmaker from west London who was accused of stealing 0.003 pence worth of electricity.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Failed banana case cost £20,000 – BBC News

“Prosecutors say they were justified in spending an estimated £20,000 on the crown court trial of a man who was acquitted of stealing a 25p banana.”

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BBC News, 7th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Straw tightens shoplifting fines – BBC news

“On-the-spot fines for shoplifting will now be limited to first-time offenders who are not drug users, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bank worker who raided Sir Victor Blank’s account jailed for three years – Daily Telegraph

“Anthony Webster, 23, acted as the ‘inside man’ in a scam which saw more than £615,000 in total stolen from wealthy clients of Barclays, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Seven-year prison term for fugitive Lib Dem donor – The Independent

“The Liberal Democrats’ biggest donor, who remains on the run after stealing nearly £8m from the former chairman of Manchester United, was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail yesterday.”

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The Independent, 9th May 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Book page thief sentence halved

“An Iranian scholar who stole pages from priceless books at Oxford’s Bodleian library and the British Library has had his sentence halved.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple jailed for duping farmer – BBC News

“A couple who preyed on a Dorset farmer, tricking him out of his £1m farm and forcing him to live in ‘degrading conditions’, have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former Carlisle mayor jailed for stealing to fund gambling habit – The Guardian

“A Carlisle woman who worked as a local politician before developing an addiction to online gambling was jailed today for stealing almost £40,000 to pay her debts.”

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The Guardian, 8th april 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed over £1.7m Lowry raid – BBC News

“A man convicted of an ‘audacious and well-planned’ raid to steal LS Lowry artworks valued at £1.7m has been given an indefinite jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jailed bogus aristocrat Hugh Rodley investigated for other frauds – The Times

“A bogus aristocrat jailed for eight years yesterday for his leading role in the world’s biggest attempted theft is also being investigated for other massive frauds.”

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The Times, 6th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Man steals from firm to buy toys – BBC News

“A 40-year-old Merseyside man who stole more than £780,000 from his employer and used it to buy collectable toys has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for stealing pages from rare book – The Independent

“A businessman was jailed for two years today after admitting stealing pages from rare and priceless books at two historic libraries.”

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The Independent, 16th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Metal theft crime unit set up by Home Office – Daily Telegraph

“A new crime unit to target rogue dealers trading in metal theft will be announced today to combat a growing menace that is costing the country £360 million a year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Definitive Sentencing Guidelines on theft and burglary (non-dwelling) and breach of an anti-social behaviour order – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On 9 December 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guidelines ‘Theft and burglary in a building other than a dwelling’ and ‘Breach of an anti-social behaviour order’.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th December 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Judge ‘devastated’ as Heathrow robbery trial abandoned for third time, at cost of £22m – The Times

“The £1.75 million Heathrow robbery trial was abandoned for the third time at the Old Bailey today, at a cost to the public of £22m.”

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The Times, 9th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jail for gang who targeted trains – BBC News

“A gang of thieves who targeted passengers on London trains has been handed lengthy jail terms.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police theft inquiry ‘deplorable’ – BBC News

“Colleagues of two police officers arrested on suspicion of shoplifting wine from M&S have condemned the way the investigation was handled.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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