‘Vet job hunters on Google’ – warning from firms who employed £27,000 Leeds fraudster

Richard Adamson.

Richard Adamson.

Bosses of two firms that were fleeced out of a total of £27,000 by the same employee have urged others to carry out rigorous checks on job candidates.

Richard Adamson, 35, splashed cash on strippers and flash clothes after stealing from Pudsey-based Shop 52, which sells promotional materials, and lettings agent Octopus Residential in Chapeltown.

Both companies employed him after seeing his profile on legitimate recruitment websites. They later discovered he had already served time in prison for defrauding four solicitors’ firms.


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