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

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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

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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


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