FAST warns consumers against online fraudsters…

September 30, 2010 10:19 am

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is urging UK consumers to exercise caution when buying goods online. According to figures released by Trading Standards, the past year has seen seizures of counterfeit goods purchased via fake web sites and fraudsters […]

Confidential informant shoots himself – who is to blame?

September 29, 2010 3:13 pm

It has emerged that a confidential informant for Missoula Police (Montana) who shot himself dead had suicidal tendencies that the police department were aware of. According to the Missoulian website, the informant’s parents apportion part of the blame for Colton […]

What does 1.5 tonnes of cocaine look like?

September 23, 2010 4:17 pm

Another success for SOCA – A joint operation between the Spanish National Police and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) led to a yacht being intercepted off the Spanish coast as it attempted to ferry 1,5ookg of cocaine from […]

Theft and fraud reports to the Charity Commission almost double

September 22, 2010 5:00 pm

The value of theft and fraud reported to the Charity Commission totalled 21m last year according to their third annual report, as reported on the Civil Society website. The commission recieved 451 reports of serious incidents and conducted 180 investigations. […]

Will police officer found guilty of putting informant’s life at risk be fired?

September 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Ottowa Police Service officer, Constable William Barlow, has been found guilty of neglect of duty after meeting a confidential informant alone and off-duty, contravening the police service’s policy, as well as providing the informant with confidential information. The argue now raging around Ottowa, […]

Dodgy Sheriff accused of sharing drugs profits

September 22, 2010 3:40 pm

The Sheriff of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Martin, has been on trial for drug trafficking and witness tampering according to Courier Press. The Sheriff allegedly gave marijuana  to a confidential informant, Jeremy Potts, on several occasions (sometimes up to 20 […]

Summit on illegal tobacco trade…

September 22, 2010 9:53 am

The illegal tobacco trade and its links to organised crime will be the focus of a summit in Perth today. Retailers, police and health representatives will attend the one-day conference at the town’s concert hall.

Five charged over fake designer goods…

September 22, 2010 9:51 am

Five London men have been charged in connection with a global multi-million-pound designer goods counterfeiting ring, police have said..