Shoplifting is a criminal offence and often has bad repercussions for people committing it. But have you ever thought that somebody can make it their actual career and a full-time living out of it? Well, that’s exactly what this Indian-origin woman is doing in the UK.
With changing times and evolving mindsets, people are finding many new and unique job opportunities other than the conventional doctor, engineer and teacher. People are exploring their talents and hobbies and making a career out of them, giving rise to a lot of new profiles and are also being encouraged to take up professions that earlier were called unsafe and uncertain like photography, social media influencer and modelling. However, an Indian woman living in the UK took her unique profession to another level by making a living out of shoplifting.
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Woman Makes Shoplifting A Career
52-year-old Narinder Kaur, also known as Nina Tiara, is a resident of Wiltshire’s Cleverton. Her journey of shoplifting began in July 2015 and by February 2019 she had committed almost 1000 shopping frauds in various locations of Monsoon, Boots, Homesense and House of Fraser all over the UK. On investigation, the police reportedly found 150,000 pounds in cash and stolen goods from her house. She even attempted to get 7,400 pounds as a refund from Wiltshire Council with the help of stolen credit cards claiming to have made wrong payments.
The woman earned around 33,000 pounds from fraud reimbursements from shops in Exeter, Nottingham, Southampton, Birmingham, Leicester, Watford and Cardiff during the period of August 2015 to December 2018 by spending only about 5,000 pounds. She received a total of 42,853 pounds as a refund by spending just 3,681 pounds over a span of four years from Debenhams alone. She had many bank accounts and credit cards and shoplifting was her full-time profession until she was arrested.
Her offence was proved using financial data from stores and brands along with CCTV footage and Kaur’s bank account activity to determine her pattern of purchasing. She currently has 26 charges against her including fraud and transferring and possessing criminal property and Gloucester Crown Court is prosecuting the case for the last four months. Kaur is yet to receive punishment for her offence.