Thousands of pounds of Christmas club cash stolen from social club

Daily Echo: Thousands of pounds of Christmas club cash stolen from social club Thousands of pounds of Christmas club cash stolen from social club

Police are hunting a woman who stole £2,500 by falsely claiming to be the daughter of a Christmas club saver.

The female fraudster went to Totton Recreation Club and, using the names of a legitimate saver and his daughter, said she had been sent to collect her father's money.

Police say she was given the cash in two envelopes, despite failing to supply any identification.

The woman is described as white, mid to late twenties, very slim and of medium height.

She has blue eyes and short gingery/brown hair which was curly at the front.

She spoke with a local accent and wore black trousers or jeans and a black jumper over a dark mauve V-neck top.

PC Jason Andrews is leading the enquiry.

He said: “The club was busy at the time because of a funeral wake.

“I would like to remind businesses and the general public to ensure identification is requested in situations like this.

"The suspect must have links to the club because she knew the names of the member and his daughter.”

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5:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Huey says...

Handing that kind of money over without checking is pure idiocy.
The club will now have to come up with the money.
Some folk eh.
Handing that kind of money over without checking is pure idiocy. The club will now have to come up with the money. Some folk eh. Huey

5:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Reality-man says...

Arhtur Fowler up to his old tricks? Must have sent Michelle to collect the money
Arhtur Fowler up to his old tricks? Must have sent Michelle to collect the money Reality-man

5:58pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Rank Xerox says...

I''ve not been saving with them but cannot somebody let me know when the divvy is on next so I pop along and they can hand be some Xmas cash!!
I''ve not been saving with them but cannot somebody let me know when the divvy is on next so I pop along and they can hand be some Xmas cash!! Rank Xerox

9:48pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sameoldscene says...

Ha,ha. You just couldn't make it up could you. Hilarious that people would even swallow this old chestnut....Look a bit closer to home. You will find the thief among you!
Ha,ha. You just couldn't make it up could you. Hilarious that people would even swallow this old chestnut....Look a bit closer to home. You will find the thief among you! sameoldscene

2:58am Sat 14 Dec 13

dolomiteman says...

Rank Xerox wrote:
I''ve not been saving with them but cannot somebody let me know when the divvy is on next so I pop along and they can hand be some Xmas cash!!
Will you use your ill-gotten gains to buy a spell/ grammar checker.
[quote][p][bold]Rank Xerox[/bold] wrote: I''ve not been saving with them but cannot somebody let me know when the divvy is on next so I pop along and they can hand be some Xmas cash!![/p][/quote]Will you use your ill-gotten gains to buy a spell/ grammar checker. dolomiteman

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