16 October 2013
am on a training day tomorrow, so may not have the opportunity to send a
message, I will update the last 24 hours now.
We held a NHW Open public meeting last night in Ascot, where we still draw
an audience of 40 members. We used to do this in Windsor, but
audiences dropped to one or two – use it or lose it – and we stopped.
I will try another in the new year, when I can book a venue:
What a brilliant evening and presentation last night, at the Open Meeting
! The presentation by Insp. GavinTyrell
from our Economic Crime Unit was exceptional. The
meeting was really well attended. We all sat there speechless, as he
worked through a presentation setting out exactly what his team does.
I took some notes, but they do not do the presentation justice. I
have asked Gavin for the PowerPoint presentation and will attach it to a
message, as soon as it arrives.
His Team do not work on a ‘value of the Fraud basis’ – anything over
a million pounds. They examine each, for it’s ‘Threat, Harm,
Risk’. A multi million pound fraud, will be dealt with in the same
way, as an elderly victim conned out of their small amount of life savings
– it is the harm to the victim.
There were 210 seizures of ‘cash’ last year amounting to £1.1 million
– that is £3,000 per day, 151 successful confiscations of property.
In the last 5 years they have recovered £22 million pounds from the
proceeds of crime ! That is £12,000 per day - the highest being £4.2
million, from the fraudulent sale, of a piece of land in Sunningdale !!!
The smallest was £1. They will pursue someone even for the £1, as
once they have a court order, they can recover from that offender, any
assets they ‘amass’ over the next 6 years.. An estimate of the present
value of Fraud is £73.......BILLION
His Team – The Economic Crime Unit, deals with:
- Serious and complex Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Financial Abuse and Safeguarding
- Electoral malpractice
- Extradition & European arrest
- Asset Recovery & Restraint
- Cyber Crime
- Bribery & Corruption in Public
- Politically Exposed Persons
- Action Fraud
you can see – with all that to discuss – it was a brilliant evening.
Gavin promoted the Little Book of Scams, which I have attached again.
Please save this to your hard drive for future reference.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
16/10 – 17/10 Wednesday 5.30 p.m. / Thursday 10 a.m. Crauford
Rise. An offender has jumped over a fence at the property
causing damage in the garden.
16/10 Wednesday 1 a.m. / 8.20 a.m. Derwent Drive.
Burglary. Entry via forced front porch and front door – CLOSED
BUT NOT LOCKED – Handbag and contents from the bottom of
the stairs stolen along with a set of car keys from the kitchen worktop
and a white Audi A4 index EJ 1** GHA stolen. The car is still
16/10 Wednesday 1 p.m. / 1.15 p.m. Blackamoor Lane.
Building site. Nail gun X 2 stolen.
16/10 Evenlode. A witness saw an offender stealing an hydrolic
breaker from outside Block 7.
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
16/10 Wednesday 9.30 a.m. / 11.45 a.m. Bisham Road, Bisham.
Burglary. Entry via rear forced ground floor window. House
searched – very untidy – possible attempt to steal gold jewellery.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
16/10 Wednesday 11.55 p.m. garage, Grenfell Road.
The alarm monitoring company phoned the police to say there was a break-in
in progress at the garage. When the police arrived the key-holder
was just opening up, but there were sounds from inside. There was
dust everywhere in the air, as an angle grinder had been used to remove
and steal a safe from a wall. Access to the building had been
through a forced upstairs window using a ladder which was still in situ.
They had made off via a first floor rear fire exit. It is believed
they arrived in a car and parked it in Brockton Court. Accessing the
garage via a hole in the fence. CCTV shows 2 offenders wearing
hoodies to hide their faces and the whole theft took approximately one
minute ! Did you see anything
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.