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Three arrested on suspicion of £900k tax fraud

Press Release   •   Jul 10, 2013 09:45 BST

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of Income Tax and VAT fraud estimated at £900,000 and associated money laundering offences.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) criminal investigators arrested a man and woman in South Buckinghamshire, and a man near Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday 9 July 2013.

HMRC spokesman Bob Gaiger said:

“Tackling tax fraud is a key priority for HMRC and 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.”

All three have been interviewed and investigations are ongoing.

They have been released on bail until 12, 13 and 14 November 2013.

Notes for editors

1.  All three arrests took place at residential properties.

2.  All three were arrested and questioned on suspicion of Cheating the Public Revenue contrary to Common Law and on suspicion of Money Laundering.

3.  Follow HMRC on Twitter @HMRCgovuk

Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority.

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.