Fake shopper steals promotion points from supermarket card

Fake shopper steals promotion points from supermarket card

Fake shopper steals promotion points from supermarket card

First published in News

A PROMOTIONS card was used to buy £50 worth of clothing illegally.

The real owner had dropped her Sainsbury's Nectar car in the petrol station at the Tollgate store.

It was picked up and used to buy clothes in the store.

Officers are hoping someone will be able to identify the woman in the CCTV images who is wanted for questioning.

The card was used on January 14 with details released today.

Anyone with information call Colchester police on 101.

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5:20pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Mmmm. If loyalty points car be used as an alternative to cash, perhaps it's time supermarkets put chip and pin on loyalty cards......or would that be too expensive for the poor dears..............
Mmmm. If loyalty points car be used as an alternative to cash, perhaps it's time supermarkets put chip and pin on loyalty cards......or would that be too expensive for the poor dears.............. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 7

6:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Sambo86 says...

why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened.
why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened. Sambo86
  • Score: 24

3:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

RonnieClegg says...

Not a fake shopper, but a woman using a card fraudulently.
Not a fake shopper, but a woman using a card fraudulently. RonnieClegg
  • Score: 5

9:28am Sat 15 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Sambo86 wrote:
why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened.
It is a difficult call and has happened to me twice.
I cannot see the CPS Prosecuting someone for a transgression such as this because it is a very grey area.
It is obtaining by deception via a pecuniary advantage one would agree.
I am rather heart warmed to hear of someone who would hand in monies that is found.
If I am honest I would struggle with that one depending on the amount!
In the 80's a friend of mine found thousands of pounds in an attaché case behind the Post Box outside John Gellers butchers.
He got a thank you letter from the owner and that was it.
Knowing the life he had and the struggle he has been through in 30 odd years, I would have said in hindsight he was better off taking the case and the money and trying to change his life for the better.
The value of that cash in today's money is somewhat akin to a large lottery
win.
Points on a loyalty card is an annoyance however it hardly warranted a photo in the paper with on mass local publicity.
For the record Sainsbury's no longer have control of NECTAR. It is not within their jurisdiction.
AVPG
[quote][p][bold]Sambo86[/bold] wrote: why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]It is a difficult call and has happened to me twice. I cannot see the CPS Prosecuting someone for a transgression such as this because it is a very grey area. It is obtaining by deception via a pecuniary advantage one would agree. I am rather heart warmed to hear of someone who would hand in monies that is found. If I am honest I would struggle with that one depending on the amount! In the 80's a friend of mine found thousands of pounds in an attaché case behind the Post Box outside John Gellers butchers. He got a thank you letter from the owner and that was it. Knowing the life he had and the struggle he has been through in 30 odd years, I would have said in hindsight he was better off taking the case and the money and trying to change his life for the better. The value of that cash in today's money is somewhat akin to a large lottery win. Points on a loyalty card is an annoyance however it hardly warranted a photo in the paper with on mass local publicity. For the record Sainsbury's no longer have control of NECTAR. It is not within their jurisdiction. AVPG A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

8:28am Sun 16 Mar 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Sambo86 wrote:
why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened.
It is a difficult call and has happened to me twice.
I cannot see the CPS Prosecuting someone for a transgression such as this because it is a very grey area.
It is obtaining by deception via a pecuniary advantage one would agree.
I am rather heart warmed to hear of someone who would hand in monies that is found.
If I am honest I would struggle with that one depending on the amount!
In the 80's a friend of mine found thousands of pounds in an attaché case behind the Post Box outside John Gellers butchers.
He got a thank you letter from the owner and that was it.
Knowing the life he had and the struggle he has been through in 30 odd years, I would have said in hindsight he was better off taking the case and the money and trying to change his life for the better.
The value of that cash in today's money is somewhat akin to a large lottery
win.
Points on a loyalty card is an annoyance however it hardly warranted a photo in the paper with on mass local publicity.
For the record Sainsbury's no longer have control of NECTAR. It is not within their jurisdiction.
AVPG
Utter garbage!

Funny how someone like you with all of your alleged insider knowledge of monies being stolen from the police station is now declaring should a sum of money that wasnt yours come into your posession it would be the sum involved and not your moral compass that dictates whether or not you returned it.

You really are a grade A crackpot arent you 'Jack'?
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sambo86[/bold] wrote: why do so many people have this 'finders keepers' attitude? I always hand in anything I find and think people need to remember that when they find money it could be all a struggling family has for shopping etc, I save all my nectar and club card points up to help pay for xmas and it means my boys can get a bit more then with just the money I have I'd be gutted if this was me. I hope Sainsburys do the right thing and offer to put them back on as a gesture of good will, I know its not their responsibility but if it wasn't so easy to spend them it wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]It is a difficult call and has happened to me twice. I cannot see the CPS Prosecuting someone for a transgression such as this because it is a very grey area. It is obtaining by deception via a pecuniary advantage one would agree. I am rather heart warmed to hear of someone who would hand in monies that is found. If I am honest I would struggle with that one depending on the amount! In the 80's a friend of mine found thousands of pounds in an attaché case behind the Post Box outside John Gellers butchers. He got a thank you letter from the owner and that was it. Knowing the life he had and the struggle he has been through in 30 odd years, I would have said in hindsight he was better off taking the case and the money and trying to change his life for the better. The value of that cash in today's money is somewhat akin to a large lottery win. Points on a loyalty card is an annoyance however it hardly warranted a photo in the paper with on mass local publicity. For the record Sainsbury's no longer have control of NECTAR. It is not within their jurisdiction. AVPG[/p][/quote]Utter garbage! Funny how someone like you with all of your alleged insider knowledge of monies being stolen from the police station is now declaring should a sum of money that wasnt yours come into your posession it would be the sum involved and not your moral compass that dictates whether or not you returned it. You really are a grade A crackpot arent you 'Jack'? A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: 1

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