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    Combined Industries Theft Solutions

February 2024

BEWARE OF SUSPECTED FRAUDSTER

CITS have been alerted to reports from a national hire company who have had visits from the same gentleman at multiple sites, using different names. In each instance the man has priovided a form of what appears to be valid identification; passport or driving licence.

The areas he is operating include the West Midlands, Linconshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Below is a list of known identities that he's using:

  1. Jonathan Hipkiss of Halesowen, West Midlands
  2. Thomas David Daniels of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  3. Martin Lawrence (or Martin John Lawrence) of Ivybridge, Devon
  4. Stuart Paul Hopkins of Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  5. Paul Anthony Harvey of York, North Yorkshire

If you are approached by anyone giving these names and locations please take caution, and report the incident to the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT) team. Email them at ncatt@northumbria.police.uk 

BEWARE OF SUSPECTED FRAUDSTER