Do you know this woman who sold camera to Cash Generator?

Do you know this woman who sold camera to Cash Generator?

Do you know this woman who sold camera to Cash Generator?

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Police are appealing for help finding a woman who sold a camera to Cash Generator in Clacton.

The woman took the camera into the store on Saturday and was paid in cash.

The camera was later found to have been taken in a burglary.

Anyone who recognises the woman is asked to contact Pc Sarah Latchford at Harwich NCT on 101.

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6:43pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 40

6:52pm Mon 9 Jun 14

njworsley says...

There couldn't be a more guilty looking mugshot even if they tried!
There couldn't be a more guilty looking mugshot even if they tried! njworsley
  • Score: 15

6:54pm Mon 9 Jun 14

donttellanyone says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
Rubbish proving ownership was given a tablet for birthday present sold it to them as much easier then ebay. Your rules would make it impossible for me to sell it. You need id to sell to them the shop is at fault as they most have not checked their system.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.[/p][/quote]Rubbish proving ownership was given a tablet for birthday present sold it to them as much easier then ebay. Your rules would make it impossible for me to sell it. You need id to sell to them the shop is at fault as they most have not checked their system. donttellanyone
  • Score: -21

7:33pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

donttellanyone wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
Rubbish proving ownership was given a tablet for birthday present sold it to them as much easier then ebay. Your rules would make it impossible for me to sell it. You need id to sell to them the shop is at fault as they most have not checked their system.
Not if payment was made into a bank account, which is traceable or the payment is delayed. Even eBay and PayPal trace sales and sellers. Agree though the store is at fault, if they didn't check ID properly but of course the only real ID is either a photo licence or passport nothing else proves the person holding the ID is who they say they are.
[quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.[/p][/quote]Rubbish proving ownership was given a tablet for birthday present sold it to them as much easier then ebay. Your rules would make it impossible for me to sell it. You need id to sell to them the shop is at fault as they most have not checked their system.[/p][/quote]Not if payment was made into a bank account, which is traceable or the payment is delayed. Even eBay and PayPal trace sales and sellers. Agree though the store is at fault, if they didn't check ID properly but of course the only real ID is either a photo licence or passport nothing else proves the person holding the ID is who they say they are. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 16

8:09pm Mon 9 Jun 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Poor old dear looks as though she is saving up for a new set of teeth.
Come on have a heart.
Poor old dear looks as though she is saving up for a new set of teeth. Come on have a heart. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 28

8:43pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

My nan !
My nan ! Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 15

9:35am Tue 10 Jun 14

DagnamDave says...

I'm sure she's been on Britain's got Talent.
I'm sure she's been on Britain's got Talent. DagnamDave
  • Score: 8

9:39am Tue 10 Jun 14

totallyfootball says...

She is no pro, she is looking right into the camera, the mug shot of a mug!
She is no pro, she is looking right into the camera, the mug shot of a mug! totallyfootball
  • Score: 6

11:09am Tue 10 Jun 14

cmills says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted?
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted? cmills
  • Score: 1

11:53am Tue 10 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

cmills wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted?
No dispute about the thief is the one at fault but by making this "easy" route to sell stolen goods more demanding has to be a good thing. If people have nothing to hide they would be happy to provide banking details for payments to be made and with banking 'Fast Pay' methods funds can be cleared in a matter of hours. No microchips necessary!
[quote][p][bold]cmills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted?[/p][/quote]No dispute about the thief is the one at fault but by making this "easy" route to sell stolen goods more demanding has to be a good thing. If people have nothing to hide they would be happy to provide banking details for payments to be made and with banking 'Fast Pay' methods funds can be cleared in a matter of hours. No microchips necessary! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 2

12:16pm Tue 10 Jun 14

cmills says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
cmills wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years.

Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.
For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted?
No dispute about the thief is the one at fault but by making this "easy" route to sell stolen goods more demanding has to be a good thing. If people have nothing to hide they would be happy to provide banking details for payments to be made and with banking 'Fast Pay' methods funds can be cleared in a matter of hours. No microchips necessary!
I'm not giving my bank details to any Tom Dick and Harry - In fact I always worry about the amount of ID these people keep, its all in their computers - what if all this info is hacked-- I'll stick to cash and keep my privacy as much as I can . Privacy is a corner stone of liberty.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cmills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: These shops have sprung up all over the place and they have been a ready outlet for stolen goods for years. Tightening of the law and procedures are required, including sellers having to prove ownership, payments only made into the sellers recognised bank account or a delay by the store in paying out. Whatever happens the stores are at fault for paying cash for items that may not be owned by the seller and could be stolen goods.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake enough already. - Its the fault of the thief - and its illegal to deal in stolen goods - We'll have to prove we have a right to exist next-- having to go around proving we are not guilty of this crime of that one -- not being allowed cash - etc . And when will you getting the ID microchip implanted?[/p][/quote]No dispute about the thief is the one at fault but by making this "easy" route to sell stolen goods more demanding has to be a good thing. If people have nothing to hide they would be happy to provide banking details for payments to be made and with banking 'Fast Pay' methods funds can be cleared in a matter of hours. No microchips necessary![/p][/quote]I'm not giving my bank details to any Tom Dick and Harry - In fact I always worry about the amount of ID these people keep, its all in their computers - what if all this info is hacked-- I'll stick to cash and keep my privacy as much as I can . Privacy is a corner stone of liberty. cmills
  • Score: -5

2:02pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Agree with those who suggest payment only into a bank account. Easy via Paypal as the shop owner does do not need to know the bank account/credit card details. Verification of id with a digital picture is so basic a security measure to protect the shop owner. Only a week ago a similar business was fed up with losses on the goods purchased when police found they were stolen. Most people have some form of photo id and if caught out warnings should be given to similar stores.
Agree with those who suggest payment only into a bank account. Easy via Paypal as the shop owner does do not need to know the bank account/credit card details. Verification of id with a digital picture is so basic a security measure to protect the shop owner. Only a week ago a similar business was fed up with losses on the goods purchased when police found they were stolen. Most people have some form of photo id and if caught out warnings should be given to similar stores. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Tue 10 Jun 14

emma176543 says...

Ok so again we are assuming this lady played a part in stealing it??! Could it possibly be that she has purchased it maybe at a bootsale? Innocent till proven guilty in this country however glad item has been returned to rightful owner and hope the villain is caught! Do agree with I'd tho
Ok so again we are assuming this lady played a part in stealing it??! Could it possibly be that she has purchased it maybe at a bootsale? Innocent till proven guilty in this country however glad item has been returned to rightful owner and hope the villain is caught! Do agree with I'd tho emma176543
  • Score: 6

2:37pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Stephen Stares says...

It seems by reading this that there is a concern about stolen property being "purchased" by such places. I have no idea whether this Lady is connected to the actual theft or not so I will not comment on that. What I will make a comment on is the number of FOR SALE/FREE/WANTED groups that are springing up on Facebook. Not being criminally minded myself I have little else to go on except a hunch that this might also be an outlet for "dodgy goods). Purely an observation not a critisism or accusation.
It seems by reading this that there is a concern about stolen property being "purchased" by such places. I have no idea whether this Lady is connected to the actual theft or not so I will not comment on that. What I will make a comment on is the number of FOR SALE/FREE/WANTED groups that are springing up on Facebook. Not being criminally minded myself I have little else to go on except a hunch that this might also be an outlet for "dodgy goods). Purely an observation not a critisism or accusation. Stephen Stares
  • Score: 7

3:03pm Tue 10 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

njworsley wrote:
There couldn't be a more guilty looking mugshot even if they tried!
Well, apart from the Mona Lisa that is.

I always reckoned that she was a real shifty looking bird if ever there was!
[quote][p][bold]njworsley[/bold] wrote: There couldn't be a more guilty looking mugshot even if they tried![/p][/quote]Well, apart from the Mona Lisa that is. I always reckoned that she was a real shifty looking bird if ever there was! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 8

7:04pm Tue 10 Jun 14

shallowJoker says...

It's ET, he needs the money to phone home
It's ET, he needs the money to phone home shallowJoker
  • Score: 7

7:39pm Tue 10 Jun 14

cmills says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
Agree with those who suggest payment only into a bank account. Easy via Paypal as the shop owner does do not need to know the bank account/credit card details. Verification of id with a digital picture is so basic a security measure to protect the shop owner. Only a week ago a similar business was fed up with losses on the goods purchased when police found they were stolen. Most people have some form of photo id and if caught out warnings should be given to similar stores.
Oh yes ---people using pawnshops or selling their stuff for cash all have and can afford internet access / computers and have paypal accounts .
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Agree with those who suggest payment only into a bank account. Easy via Paypal as the shop owner does do not need to know the bank account/credit card details. Verification of id with a digital picture is so basic a security measure to protect the shop owner. Only a week ago a similar business was fed up with losses on the goods purchased when police found they were stolen. Most people have some form of photo id and if caught out warnings should be given to similar stores.[/p][/quote]Oh yes ---people using pawnshops or selling their stuff for cash all have and can afford internet access / computers and have paypal accounts . cmills
  • Score: -3

10:40am Wed 11 Jun 14

romantic says...

Stephen Stares wrote:
It seems by reading this that there is a concern about stolen property being "purchased" by such places. I have no idea whether this Lady is connected to the actual theft or not so I will not comment on that. What I will make a comment on is the number of FOR SALE/FREE/WANTED groups that are springing up on Facebook. Not being criminally minded myself I have little else to go on except a hunch that this might also be an outlet for "dodgy goods). Purely an observation not a critisism or accusation.
I guess it's possible, although the thing is that a name has to be shown, most people have photos of themselves. If you collect something, you'd go to their house. Looking at a couple of the sites, they seem to be things like old fridges, headboards, kids toys. If the sites were flooded with TVs and I-Phones, it would be more suspicious.

The only time (some years ago) that I took something to Cash Converters, they wanted ID and that was scanned and stored there. That seems reasonable to me, as it would clearly be seen as a way to make money if you were into stealing goods. We don't know if this woman personally stole the camera. I'm not criminally minded either, but if I was, would probably think it a good move to recruit a little old lady to sell the goods on, rather than do it myself.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Stares[/bold] wrote: It seems by reading this that there is a concern about stolen property being "purchased" by such places. I have no idea whether this Lady is connected to the actual theft or not so I will not comment on that. What I will make a comment on is the number of FOR SALE/FREE/WANTED groups that are springing up on Facebook. Not being criminally minded myself I have little else to go on except a hunch that this might also be an outlet for "dodgy goods). Purely an observation not a critisism or accusation.[/p][/quote]I guess it's possible, although the thing is that a name has to be shown, most people have photos of themselves. If you collect something, you'd go to their house. Looking at a couple of the sites, they seem to be things like old fridges, headboards, kids toys. If the sites were flooded with TVs and I-Phones, it would be more suspicious. The only time (some years ago) that I took something to Cash Converters, they wanted ID and that was scanned and stored there. That seems reasonable to me, as it would clearly be seen as a way to make money if you were into stealing goods. We don't know if this woman personally stole the camera. I'm not criminally minded either, but if I was, would probably think it a good move to recruit a little old lady to sell the goods on, rather than do it myself. romantic
  • Score: 1

6:14am Thu 12 Jun 14

jamest says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Poor old dear looks as though she is saving up for a new set of teeth.
Come on have a heart.
I love you Gumbo.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Poor old dear looks as though she is saving up for a new set of teeth. Come on have a heart.[/p][/quote]I love you Gumbo. jamest
  • Score: -1

7:29am Thu 12 Jun 14

Stephen Stares says...

Thank you Romantic for a very nice response. Sometimes responses on these pages are quite rude and sometimes cruel. It's nice to see that someone doesn't want to go to war with me.
Thank you Romantic for a very nice response. Sometimes responses on these pages are quite rude and sometimes cruel. It's nice to see that someone doesn't want to go to war with me. Stephen Stares
  • Score: -2

9:32am Fri 13 Jun 14

chance2228 says...

Looks like my gran! Lets get her!
Looks like my gran! Lets get her! chance2228
  • Score: 0

9:33am Fri 13 Jun 14

chance2228 says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
My nan !
Ah, didn't see you'd already made this joke!
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: My nan ![/p][/quote]Ah, didn't see you'd already made this joke! chance2228
  • Score: -3

11:19pm Fri 13 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Who said he was joking?
Who said he was joking? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 0

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