Morrisons employee charged with fraud

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Morrisons employee Andrew Skelton will stand trial in December
Morrisons employee Andrew Skelton will stand trial in December

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Morrisons employee Andrew Skelton has been charged with fraud following an investigation into data theft at the retailer earlier this year.

Skelton, who was initially arrested in March​ for theft of personal information from Morrisons’ staff payroll system, was also charged for offences under the Computer Misuse Act and under the Data Protection Act.

He will appear at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on December 2 2014, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

‘Formally charged’

A spokesman for Morrisons told “Following the theft of colleague data in March, we can now confirm that a Morrisons employee has been formally charged in relation to the theft.

“We are extremely grateful to the police for their perseverance in pursuing this to the point when charges can be laid.”

Information – including names , addresses, bank details and salaries of more than 100,000 employees – was stolen, published on the internet and sent on a disc to The Mirror​ newspaper

The Mirror​ did not open the disc and instead returned it to Morrisons to give to police, who then launched their investigations.

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