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West Midlands man arrested on suspicion of £495,000 furlough fraud

West Midlands man arrested on suspicion of £495,000 furlough fraud

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 12:21 BST

A West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £495,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud.

HMRC spearheads worldwide tax fraud probe

HMRC spearheads worldwide tax fraud probe

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2020 13:00 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has helped spearhead a global day of action against the suspected tax evasion and money laundering of more than £200m in the UK alone.

Busted! HMRC reveals biggest criminal cases of year 2019

Busted! HMRC reveals biggest criminal cases of year 2019

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 14:16 GMT

The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs’ top criminal cases of 2019.

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.

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Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

News   •   Aug 18, 2015 14:15 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discount travel programme to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been handed a confiscation order for £348,705.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

News   •   Mar 11, 2015 16:41 GMT

A diesel laundering plant and illegal filling station, capable of evading £14.5 million in duty a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Darwen area of Lancashire.

Payback time for Fermanagh farmer

Payback time for Fermanagh farmer

News   •   Nov 07, 2014 13:52 GMT

A Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed for stealing nearly £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £60,000 or serve a further two years in prison.

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