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Hiley admitted to obtaining £33,500 in wages over a two year period.

The reaction follows a report in the Leamington Observer that details the case of a factory worker who capitalised on his employer’s lack of an access control system and collected payments for two years, despite not attending work for the duration of the period.

The warehouse where the man worked, a cake company factory in Leamington, did not have adequate system to manage and control access to the premises and as a result left themselves open to exposure from their workers. While they had never encountered any issues until this recent case, Ryan Hiley was recently jailed following a guilty plea to a charge of fraudulent activity.

A sentence of two years was passed after Hiley admitted to obtaining £33,500 in wages over a two year period. He had been reporting a full week’s work to his employment agency, who had no reason to suspect this was not the case after no word from the warehouse management team saying otherwise.

After learning of the offence, the cake factory officials began to review their CCTV footage and submitted the evidence to the prosecution. The footage also highlighted that, while Hiley was the most prominent culprit, there were others committing similar offences. The company have not released an estimated figure on how much money their employees’ fraudulent activity has cost them overall.

A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in security systems for businesses, has released a statement following the report. “An investment in an access control system may seem like an avoidable expense but, as we have seen at this cake factory warehouse in Leamington, the cost of not installing one could be much greater.

“Through a combination of poor CCTV monitoring and no logging of entrants to the warehouse, tens of thousands of pounds have been able to be fraudulently claimed by employees. For any business, this report must act as a warning sign for those who continue to leave themselves open to such offences. A pragmatic approach and an informed installation plan from a company such as AlertSystems will ultimately ensure businesses are protected sufficiently against events such as those we have seen in Leamington.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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