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Security company director under lock and key

Security company director under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 16:22 GMT

The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 13:20 GMT

A Scottish scrap metal dealer who failed to pay more than £200,000 of VAT he charged his customers, has been jailed for 18 months, after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 £1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

£1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 13:39 GMT

Three tax fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of nearly 10 years in prison - two in their absence after they absconded - for their role in stealing almost £1 million in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed.

 Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 11:49 GMT

A company director from Aberdare, who set up fake businesses and sent bogus invoices between them as he attempted to steal more than £140,000 in tax, has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:16 GMT

A former West Sussex publican who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in VAT and Corporation Tax has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 14:11 GMT

A 53-year-old Dungannon businessman, who stole more than £170,000 in a VAT fraud, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 09:45 GMT

A Chinese restaurant owner, who was jailed for VAT fraud, has been sent back to prison for not repaying the money he stole.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 14:31 BST

A businessmen from Dudley, who committed a £1.3m VAT fraud to keep his business afloat, has been jailed today for 4 years and 3 months after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 14:33 BST

A call centre worker from Swansea, who set up a company to sell men’s designer underwear as a front to steal more than £50,000 from taxpayers through a VAT fraud, has been jailed.

Somerset accountant jailed for £350,000 tax fraud

Somerset accountant jailed for £350,000 tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 12:12 BST

An accountant who failed to pay VAT to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in a £358,283 tax fraud has been jailed.

Fisheries director netted in tax fraud investigation

Fisheries director netted in tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 12:29 BST

A 49-year-old Anstruther businessman, who faked paperwork to steal almost £490,000 in tax refunds he was not entitled to, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators uncovered his VAT fraud.

Essex fraudster ordered to repay £3.3m

Essex fraudster ordered to repay £3.3m

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2017 14:05 BST

An Essex fraudster who was jailed for a VAT scam must sell his home, luxury cars and expensive watches to repay £3.3 million he stole.

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 17:37 BST

A County Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed in 2014 for stealing £1.3 million in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to pay back more than £390,000, or serve a further three and a half years in prison.

Restaurateur sentenced for cooking the books in £87,000 VAT fraud

Restaurateur sentenced for cooking the books in £87,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 13:52 GMT

An Edinburgh businessman, who owned two Indian restaurants in the city, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after his VAT evasion was uncovered by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 12:20 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Chelsea tailors have been sentenced after pocketing around £700,000 that should have been paid in tax.

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:48 GMT

A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Own goal for conning café couple

Own goal for conning café couple

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 14:06 GMT

Two North London café-owners, who stole £67,000 in tax and spent it on gifts including Premier League football tickets for their family, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2017 15:58 GMT

The owner of a London video conferencing company, who fled the country after faking documents and making up figures on his tax returns to steal £500,000, has been jailed for 45 months.

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 11:14 GMT

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud or face a further five years in prison.