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 Tax cheat teacher blew stolen tax cash on gambling and Leeds United

Tax cheat teacher blew stolen tax cash on gambling and Leeds United

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 12:31 BST

A teacher who stole £100,000 of tax repayments to spend on gambling, golfing and Leeds Utd football matches has been handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2018 14:57 GMT

A company director who used his food delivery business to make £227,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced.

Company director sentenced for  £190k tax fraud

Company director sentenced for £190k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:48 GMT

A London company director, who dodged paying £190,000 of tax, has been sentenced after admitting fraud.

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 16:53 GMT

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 11:35 GMT

Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 18:14 GMT

A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:16 GMT

An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing the VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, has been sentenced.

The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:27 GMT

A company director, who stole more than £1.6 million in tax while pretending to be a spy to hide his life of crime, has been jailed.

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 12:28 BST

A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2017 10:40 BST

A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.

Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time

Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 13:31 BST

A Blackburn petrol station owner, who was jailed for selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists, has been ordered to repay £133,660 in stolen taxes.

Rochdale tax fraudster to repay £400k

Rochdale tax fraudster to repay £400k

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 15:04 BST

A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million from two VAT frauds, has been ordered to repay almost £400,000 or face another four years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 15:54 BST

A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

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.

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 14:44 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Somerset dairy farm, have been jailed for a total of nine and a half years for illegally claiming £1.9 million by making fraudulent VAT returns.

Edinburgh VAT fraudster sentenced

Edinburgh VAT fraudster sentenced

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:32 GMT

An Edinburgh builder, who stole almost £120,000 of VAT that he had charged his customers, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud

Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 11:50 GMT

A Staffordshire company director, who pretended to trade in designer jewellery, IT services and sports equipment to steal more than £204,000 VAT, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed his fraud.

Blushing bookkeeper jailed

Blushing bookkeeper jailed

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 16:48 BST

A Plymouth bridal shop owner and part-time bookkeeper, who admitted stealing more than £250,000 in tax, has been jailed for 32 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).