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Three arrested in tax fraud investigation

Press Release   •   Oct 29, 2014 11:34 GMT

Three people from Lincolnshire have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £200,000 Income Tax, VAT and Tax Credit fraud.

Two men and a woman were arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) last Friday (24 October) at two residential addresses in Ingham. Two business premises were also searched, with computers and business records removed for further examination.

HMRC’s Assistant Director of Criminal Investigation, Stuart Taylor said:

“This action sends a firm message to anyone involved or considering fraud against HMRC – your time is up. We will not hesitate to investigate those suspected of stealing public funds.

“Anyone with information about people who may be involved in tax fraud can contact the Tax Evasion Hotline on 0800 788 887.”

The three people were questioned and bailed until 15 February 2015. Investigations into the suspected fraud continue.

Notes for editors

1. Details of the arrests that took place on Friday 24 October 2014:
a. Two men, aged 40 and 48, and a woman, 30, were arrested at residential addresses in Ingham.

2. They were questioned in relation to suspicion of Income Tax evasion, VAT evasion, money laundering and Tax Credit fraud.

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