‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced
A married couple who walked through the customs green channel at Bristol Airport with 561 times more tobacco and 54 times the amount of cigarettes than allowed, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud
A gang who smuggled illegal tobacco hidden inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners to evade £12 million in tax, have been jailed for a total of 21 years and five months.
Blushing bookkeeper jailed
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).
HMRC recovers £20 million from Tax Cheats in South Wales and South West England
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today announced that two taskforces taking on tax cheats in South Wales and South West England have collected over £20 million in just three years.
Wiltshire pair sentenced for VAT fraud
The former director of an eco-electrical manufacturing company has been sentenced, alongside the company’s Finance and IT Manager, for a £220,000 VAT fraud following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Fleeing farmer jailed for £1.4m fraud
A Worcestershire farmer who fled to Zimbabwe to avoid being prosecuted for a £1.4 million VAT fraud has been jailed for three years and four months.
Cornish accountant jailed for £2m tax fraud
An accountant who stole around £2 million by defrauding his clients and the taxman, in what is believed to be Cornwall’s largest tax fraud trial, was jailed today for seven years.
Cornish woman jailed for tax credit fraud
A former St Austell tax office worker who stole over £93,000 in tax credit payments was jailed for 18 months today at Truro Crown Court.