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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Sue Frith
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Fraud in the NHS: You Need to Find It to Fight It

The hidden nature of fraud means that the first step in tackling it is finding it, as Sue Frith explains in her first article since recently being appointed permanent CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). As the CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, my focus is very...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Governance manager ordered to pay back £220,000 to NHS in wake of fraud

An NHS manager jailed for fraud last year has been ordered by the presiding Judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court to pay back £220,431.48 he defrauded from the NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or face an extra three years’ imprisonment. The figure represents all of the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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“Social media emerging as growing business risk” warns latest Kroll report

Adversarial social media activity was a relevant factor in 27% of significant incidents suffered by global businesses in the last 12 months, according to data from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll (the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
Gary Trotter
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Video Surveillance-as-a-Service: Opportunities in the Loss Prevention Sector

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) is an innovative solution for many of the security and surveillance monitoring challenges facing today’s loss prevention professionals. The global market for VSaaS is growing rapidly and is expected to reach £1.5 billion in 2020 and,...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Jailed managers ordered to pay back £560,000 to NHS in wake of procurement fraud

Three managers (one NHS employee and two contractors) who were imprisoned last year for fraud and are still behind bars have been ordered by the courts to pay back over £560,000 to the NHS. This follows a financial investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (NHS CFS) Wales...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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“Phantom” security boss who failed to pay staff guilty of 22 counts of fraud

A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was found guilty of 22 charges of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on Monday 30 September. Gaines...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
Michelle Russell
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Security Industry Authority appoints Michelle Russell as director of partnerships and interventions

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the organisation’s new director of partnerships and interventions. Russell will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she’s currently director of investigations,...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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Banking industry halts £4.5 million of fraud per day in first half of 2019

The finance industry prevented £820 million of unauthorised fraud in the first half of 2019, which is up 14% on the previous year. That’s according to the latest figures from UK Finance. This is equivalent to £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud being stopped, o...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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“Saunders Electrical fraudsters ordered to pay over £7 million” reports SFO

Jolan Saunders and Michael Strubel, former company executives at Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, have been ordered to pay confiscation orders totalling £7,393,663.33. Saunders and Strubel have been ordered to pay £5,262,301.03 and £2,131,362.30 respectively. These totals...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019