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Locksmith on £2,750 benefit fraud charges – we need licensing!

http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/page-4620 From August 19th 2005: — Locksmith sentenced on £2,750 benefit fraud charges A self-employed locksmith, who fraudulently claimed more than £2,750 in job seeker’s allowance and housing benefit while working, was given a 40-hours community punishment order and told to pay £100 prosecution costs at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday 18 August). Darron Williams, …

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“I’d give my right arm for that car” “I’d give your right arm for it too!”

From the BBC website: Police in Malaysia are hunting for members of a violent gang who chopped off a car owner’s finger to get round the vehicle’s hi-tech security system. The Mercedes S-class was ‘protected’ by a fingerprint recognition system. So the answer? Run the driver over as he opens the door, then kidnap him, …

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Phoenix locks Ltd closed by court action

A company director whose firm charged customers up to eight times more than the prices it quoted was fined last Thursday. Watford magistrates convicted Mark Makowski of Phoenix locks Ltd, based in Potters Bar, on five charges of consenting and conniving to mislead customers when his company committed the offences. The court heard that Phoenix …

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