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    Mum arrested & banned from Sainsbury’s for using wrong Nectar card

    Nice to see the police not wasting time and money.

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    thats just ridiculous! and the store says they will stand by their decision! and she wants back in i know what i would be wanting a big apology! to start with what a joke!

    Non story of the year, thanks for sharing :yawn smiley;

    Is that the whole story tho? I think not!!

    Not sure if maybe she stole a tracksuit too
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    tinkerbell28

    I think that's probably about 1% of the story of what actually happened.



    Given the journalistic integrity I've seen from our local paper, there's no doubt you're right.

    Too many people just believe what the press print/publish without thinking there may be more than one side to the story.

    posh lady....sainsburys is expensive!!:p

    More to this story...she was using the wrong nectar card to remove wheels caps from the car park, she should have used the correct tool.

    It's not the chicken nugget woman is it?

    lol, surely they could check previous transactions on her bank card with her nectar point transactions, effing dumbest thing I ever heard and no charges, I would sue fo'sho.

    Don't have a Nectar card so don't know how they work.

    A. Do they have your name on them?

    B. Can you charge stuff to them on a 'credit' basis or are they just for collecting points for money off?

    It's just if she was using up someone else's points far above what she knew she had to buy food then that's a bit shady but if she was spending cash and accidentally collecting points for someone else what is the crime exactly?
    Edited by: "Ungreat" 12th Aug 2010

    yeah they have your name on, the crazy thing is you can swipe the card yourself on the chip n pin device also she was adding points to someone else's card therefore she was losing her points, so I really am wondering where the accusation of 'crime' came from......................

    retards ville

    Ungreat

    Don't have a Nectar card so don't know how they work.A. Do they have your … Don't have a Nectar card so don't know how they work.A. Do they have your name on them?B. Can you charge stuff to them on a 'credit' basis or are they just for collecting points for money off?It's just if she was using up someone else's points far above what she knew she had to buy food then that's a bit shady but if she was spending cash and accidentally collecting points for someone else what is the crime exactly?



    You just collect points with them, meaning (as you said) she was basically giving her points away to someone else every time she used it - why would she do that on purpose?

    Cant believe that story! Is ridiculous!

    What gets me is how they havn't said why she was banned a month earlier !!!, could get more of an idea of what was going on if that was elaborated , weird !

    as mentioned earlier we don't know the whole story.

    but points are non transferable, if you don't have a nectar card you cant give the points to others.

    but as the story mentions she thinks she may have been given someone elses card at the till (no idea how if the customers hands over a card, cashier has card in hand, swipes and gives back) then she obviously has a nectar card. then she could go up to customer service desk with her own card and say no points were added and gets them manually added at the service desk. which at that point receipt could say she had points added to a card alarm bells ring, and so too does the phone, and away she goes.

    theyre just my hypotheses
    Edited by: "mug51" 12th Aug 2010

    shopstilldrops

    What gets me is how they havn't said why she was banned a month earlier … What gets me is how they havn't said why she was banned a month earlier !!!, could get more of an idea of what was going on if that was elaborated , weird !



    The way I read it, they banned her for using someone elses nectar card (although how they knew her address to send the letter to if she wasnt using her own card I dont know!) and sent a letter, then she was arrested for still using the store even though she was banned because she didnt know she was banned

    Banned

    as said more to this than just adding points to someone elses card

    kelly_o_fanatic

    The way I read it, they banned her for using someone elses nectar card … The way I read it, they banned her for using someone elses nectar card (although how they knew her address to send the letter to if she wasnt using her own card I dont know!) and sent a letter, then she was arrested for still using the store even though she was banned because she didnt know she was banned



    Aaaah, i see, still doesnt make sense though , like you said, how did they know were to send the letter to etc, and why send her a letter and not clear it up in the shop if they thought there was a problem !.......strange story , lol

    maybe she was trying to spend the points rather than earn them?

    Sounds ridiculous! If my card was swapped with someone I would not know for sure in many months as neither do i read again my nectar card(will be last thing on my mind) nor am i bothered for those points.
    Police has more important things to do then just listen to some silly store manager.

    mug51

    as mentioned earlier we don't know the whole story.but points are non … as mentioned earlier we don't know the whole story.but points are non transferable, if you don't have a nectar card you cant give the points to others.but as the story mentions she thinks she may have been given someone elses card at the till (no idea how if the customers hands over a card, cashier has card in hand, swipes and gives back) then she obviously has a nectar card. the fraud could come by going up to customer service desk with her own card and say no points were added and gets them manually added at the service desk.



    She wasn't transferring them. That clause means you cannot take points from one card & credit them to another.

    On a related point; I suspect an OAP may hand his or her Nectar card to a family member if they are unable to do their own shopping in any given week.

    BFN,

    fp.

    still waste of police time,

    Alfonse

    still waste of police time,



    As mentioned, it depends if we have the full story.

    For the shopper to have had a drugs test she must have "kicked off" in-store & the police were called to keep the peace & arrested her.

    BFN,

    fp.
    Edited by: "fanpages" 12th Aug 2010

    Sensational headlines sell newspapers.

    If the 'paper had reported; "woman who argued with poilce was arrested" nobody would care.

    (Hope you're feeling better, tinkerbell28).

    BFN,

    fp.

    "Merseyside Police arrested her on suspicion of fraud by false representation but has since been released without charge."

    How did the 73-year-old man's wife's card come to be in Christine Turton's (48, Mum of two, etc. like we care!) possession for a prolonged period of usage?

    "But the woman claims she was given the discount card by a cashier at a Sainsbury's store on a previous shopping spree."

    It is possible that the wrong card was handed back, but it isn't like an electronic till operator has two cards in-hand at any one time to mix them up is it?

    ...But yes, it does show that you should not believe everything your read in the newspaper... or on the World Wide Wait without researching the facts yourself.

    The man & his wife who own(ed) the card are not named. I wonder if they are related to the (alleged) criminal.

    BFN,

    fp.
    Edited by: "fanpages" 13th Aug 2010

    It was on BBC North-West news last night. She was pretty adamant she was given the wrong card by mistake by a cashier. I guess it is her word against theirs, but she said the police took her away, stripped searched her, drug tested her and so on lol

    For a few Nectar points? Epic

    Banned

    PhearFactor

    It was on BBC North-West news last night. She was pretty adamant she was … It was on BBC North-West news last night. She was pretty adamant she was given the wrong card by mistake by a cashier. I guess it is her word against theirs, but she said the police took her away, stripped searched her, drug tested her and so on lolFor a few Nectar points? Epic

    the card had a several hundred pounds worth of points

    She said she was spending £250 a week in Sainsburys, why would she use the wrong card, she has just as much to lose as the other person I would assume.

    Banned

    PhearFactor

    She said she was spending £250 a week in Sainsburys, why would she use … She said she was spending £250 a week in Sainsburys, why would she use the wrong card, she has just as much to lose as the other person I would assume.



    what she said and what actually happened maybe slightly different

    Banned

    PhearFactor

    She said she was spending £250 a week in Sainsburys, why would she use … She said she was spending £250 a week in Sainsburys, why would she use the wrong card, she has just as much to lose as the other person I would assume.

    she was spending the points on someone elses card , which bit don't you understand?

    That was not how it come across on the news story, it made out she was putting points on to the card not taking them off.

    Banned

    PhearFactor

    That was not how it come across on the news story, it made out she was … That was not how it come across on the news story, it made out she was putting points on to the card not taking them off.

    read sassie's yahoo news link

    It does sound suspicious that somebody, one presumes, who normally buys groceries using a different payment method decides to redeem the accrued Nectar points on a card in their possession around the same time that somebody else's card goes missing.

    With no charges being taken to court, the elderly couple have probably lost their Nectar points too.

    It would be a kind gesture for the supermarket to re-credit them, but the full potential of this case as a warning to others has been lost because the charges were dropped.

    BFN,

    fp.

    Even so, I personally find it more believable that if she shopped their for 20 years plus she would of had her own Nectar card and somehow got the wrong one from a cashier. Than stealing some other persons card who may or may not have had any points on at all.

    Maybe I am just gullible, but the woman come across pretty honestly and quite bemused by the whole situation.

    I fear this could lead to something more stronger, black market for Tesco for schools vouchers, dealing in hardcore coke zone codes or nintendo wii points !

    remember kids, just say no it's just not worth it !!!

    Banned

    ^^^^^^^ well we used our Nectar points to buy all of our wedding wine last year , you are talking big money

    Banned

    They should just ask her to reimburse the owners of the card and see how she reacts ______happily pays back after a mistake = innocent............ kicks up a fuss complaining = guilty

    Banned

    goldmax

    They should just ask her to reimburse the owners of the card and see how … They should just ask her to reimburse the owners of the card and see how she reacts ______happily pays back after a mistake = innocent............ kicks up a fuss complaining = guilty



    Has she not done that by squaling to the press, and giving a less than accurate account of what happened, if you saw the 1st article.

    Banned

    tinkerbell28

    Has she not done that by squaling to the press, and giving a less than … Has she not done that by squaling to the press, and giving a less than accurate account of what happened, if you saw the 1st article.

    GUILTY send her down
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