Category: Larceny by Clerk or Servant

Beware: Supermarket Giants Are Cracking Down on Shoplifting


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Fed up with shoppers stealing from its self-serve checkouts, supermarket giant Coles is considering the introduction of new technology to tackle shoplifting. The proposed new scanning machines will use advanced recognition software to identify specific fruits at vegetables by their weight and image. While Coles is yet to confirm ...

Daniel Morcombe’s Killer’s Lawyer Suspected of Fraud


Until recently, criminal defence lawyer Tim Meehan enjoyed a glowing profile on his firm’s website. Now, his name has been removed from both the website and the Queensland Law Society’s online directory of lawyers. It has been reported that Mr Meehan and his clerk, 24-year old Xanthe Larcombe-Weate, are accused of defrauding the law firm ...

Craig Thomson found ‘Not Guilty’ of 49 Fraud Charges


Many would be aware of the highly publicised controversy surrounding disgraced former Federal MP and Health Services Union secretary, Craig Thomson. 50 year-old Thomson is alleged to have committed numerous acts of fraud, after a Health Services Union secretary identified accounting irregularities back in 2008. Following an audit, it was alleged that Mr Thomson had ...

What Does the Law Say About Stolen Dogs in Sydney?


Perhaps professional dognapping is not the first thing that springs to mind if you were to imagine embarking on a life of crime. But stealing people’s pets for financial gain, or for dog baiting is not unheard of, and has even been instrumental in bringing about legislation to protect dogs. The theft of dogs is even ...