Thief stole 18,000 of my Nectar points

Carla Bevan

Carla Bevan

First published in Local News
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A SAINSBURY’S shopper has advised Nectar card users to be on their guard after £90 of her points were used without her knowledge.

Carla Bevan 56, of Templewood Road, Hadleigh, visited the supermarket in Rayleigh Weir only to discover the 18,000 points she had amassed had been used up three days previously in the store, while she was at work.

The store has since found CCTV footage recorded at 6.17pm on December 14 of a woman they believe used the points, but it is still unclear how the thief was able to do so.

Ms Bevan said: “I had my card in my purse the whole time and only got it out of my handbag when I went to the supermarket.”

The incident has been reported to Action Fraud, an agency operating out of the Home Office and City of London Police, although neither would comment on whether it was being investigated.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We are arranging for Ms Bevan to receive the points back on a new card and will, of course, help the police if they decide to investigate this matter.”

A Nectar spokesman said the company would be investigating the incident.

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7:13am Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Obviously an inside job, she probably spent them on some illicit Gin, and forgot.
Obviously an inside job, she probably spent them on some illicit Gin, and forgot. LastLaugh2
  • Score: -13

7:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
Obviously an inside job, she probably spent them on some illicit Gin, and forgot.
Looks slightly boss eyed, you might be correct lol
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: Obviously an inside job, she probably spent them on some illicit Gin, and forgot.[/p][/quote]Looks slightly boss eyed, you might be correct lol Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -19

7:52am Wed 8 Jan 14

Southend Andy says...

Slow news day, running to the snoozepaper, why not just go to necter
Slow news day, running to the snoozepaper, why not just go to necter Southend Andy
  • Score: -27

8:07am Wed 8 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

some people will steal anything if it ain't bolted down.
some people will steal anything if it ain't bolted down. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 21

9:12am Wed 8 Jan 14

LoopyLou88 says...

money making scam ?
money making scam ? LoopyLou88
  • Score: -1

9:39am Wed 8 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

just thinking....maybe the master nectar point criminal found a disgarded receipt showing 18000 points on it, and somehow managed to talk their way around using it with their own card and an unsuspecting till operative obliged to usage....i don't have nectar so not sure how they work but wonder if that is possible.
just thinking....maybe the master nectar point criminal found a disgarded receipt showing 18000 points on it, and somehow managed to talk their way around using it with their own card and an unsuspecting till operative obliged to usage....i don't have nectar so not sure how they work but wonder if that is possible. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 7

3:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

whataday says...

Somebody I know went to use their Tesco points and found they had "disappeared" too.
Somebody I know went to use their Tesco points and found they had "disappeared" too. whataday
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
just thinking....maybe the master nectar point criminal found a disgarded receipt showing 18000 points on it, and somehow managed to talk their way around using it with their own card and an unsuspecting till operative obliged to usage....i don't have nectar so not sure how they work but wonder if that is possible.
Of course you dont have a nectar...Netto dont have such a facility.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: just thinking....maybe the master nectar point criminal found a disgarded receipt showing 18000 points on it, and somehow managed to talk their way around using it with their own card and an unsuspecting till operative obliged to usage....i don't have nectar so not sure how they work but wonder if that is possible.[/p][/quote]Of course you dont have a nectar...Netto dont have such a facility. LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

It has been rumoured, that once you reach 80 quid, the store wipes then off, after all, profit is the key, but hey it was fun collecting them
It has been rumoured, that once you reach 80 quid, the store wipes then off, after all, profit is the key, but hey it was fun collecting them Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

1:41pm Thu 9 Jan 14

MilesBond says...

I suspect it was Gladys from the fruit and veg aisle. I've seen of the way she handles the bananas and was left in no doubt she has a dark and wanton side.
I suspect it was Gladys from the fruit and veg aisle. I've seen of the way she handles the bananas and was left in no doubt she has a dark and wanton side. MilesBond
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

I thought only bees collected nectar
I thought only bees collected nectar Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: -2

1:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

MilesBond says...

I've seen a few beehives in there
I've seen a few beehives in there MilesBond
  • Score: -2

2:37pm Thu 9 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Pobably got some anti aging cream and kept it a secret, shame as it didnt work
Pobably got some anti aging cream and kept it a secret, shame as it didnt work LastLaugh2
  • Score: -3

2:41pm Fri 10 Jan 14

woolstone says...

Do away with the cards and just have better deals in the shop, that will stop this kind of theft.
Do away with the cards and just have better deals in the shop, that will stop this kind of theft. woolstone
  • Score: 1

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