Three arrests in fuel fraud raids
Three men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering plant dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected multi-million pound fuel fraud.
Game over for football fan fraudster
A Liverpool man who evaded over £91,700 of VAT and then fled to Benidorm to hide from the taxman, has been jailed after returning to the UK to attend an Everton home game.
Fake vodka factory found in Cheshire
An illegal alcohol factory, containing 130,000 litres of potentially toxic fake vodka, worth £1.7 million in unpaid duty, was uncovered in an industrial unit in Widnes last Friday (31 July 2015).
VAT fraudsters ordered to repay criminal profits
Convicted fraudsters, who were part of an 18-strong crime gang that stole £20 million in a mobile phone VAT fraud, have been ordered to repay over £2.3 million, as part of ongoing confiscation proceedings by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
UPDATE – Operation Bannock Cash seized during fraud searches
Four men and three women were arrested and almost £1 million in cash seized in the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man on Wednesday (18 March) as part of an investigation into a suspected £21 million VAT and money laundering fraud.
UPDATE – Operation Bannock Seventh arrest during fraud searches
Seven people have now been arrested in the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man as part of an investigation, codenamed Operation Bannock, into a suspected £21 million VAT and money laundering fraud. Significant amounts of cash and business records have been seized.
Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire
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.
Rochdale clothing boss jailed for VAT fraud
A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million in two VAT repayment frauds, has been jailed for five years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Man arrested in VAT fraud crackdown
A Kinmel Bay man has been arrested, marking the start of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling VAT evasion in north-west England and north Wales.
Fourteen arrested in suspected £40m money laundering plot
Fourteen people were arrested in dawn raids yesterday by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol fraud.
Bury man jailed for VAT fraud
A 46-year-old Bury businessman who faked paperwork to steal almost £112,000 in a VAT repayment fraud was jailed for 30 months yesterday after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).