Regions: West Midlands
West Midlands man arrested on suspicion of £495,000 furlough fraud
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.
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.
Crooked shopkeeper ordered to pay back £61K
A fraudster who was jailed for selling illegal cigarettes from his Wolverhampton shop has been told to pay back £61,000 or face another year behind bars.
Secret curry purchases catch tax evader
The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.
HMRC blows cigarette smuggler’s tissue box scam
A smuggler, caught unloading contraband cigarettes and tobacco hidden in the back of a lorry among boxes of tissues, had his scam blown apart by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids
Five men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £17 million money laundering operation.
Suspected Illicit cigarette factory smoked out
A suspected illicit cigarette-processing factory has been dismantled in Birmingham during a raid led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud
A Staffordshire company director, who pretended to trade in designer jewellery, IT services and sports equipment to steal more than £204,000 VAT, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed his fraud.
Tax advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation
Three tax advisers have been arrested as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £132 million tax fraud.
Twelve arrested in tax fraud and money laundering raids
Ten men and two women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected multi-million pound tax and money laundering fraud.
HMRC arrest three during investigation into suspected £300m corporation tax scam
Three men have been arrested in connection with an investigation, by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), into a suspected attempt to fraudulently claim £300 million in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits.
Two jailed for tax fraud
A businessman and his ex-girlfriend, who used bogus identities to steal more than £2.3m in a tax fraud, have been jailed for a total of ten years.
Fake company tax fraud gang jailed
Twenty three members of a gang based in the West Midlands, Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire, who stole £2.6 million in a VAT fraud have been jailed for more than 54 years.
Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail
Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.
Five men sentenced in £600k tobacco tax fraud
Five men who were part of illegal tobacco smuggling rings in the Midlands and Buckinghamshire have been sentenced in a £600,000 tax fraud.
No fuel left in the tank as fraudsters jailed
A West Midlands gang, who evaded more than £900,000 in duty and taxes by running a huckster site, an illegal filling station, has been sentenced.
Proof in the pudding convicts cigarette smugglers
Three men from the West Midlands have been jailed for evading an estimated £2.4 million in duty and taxes, by attempting to smuggle more than ten million illicit cigarettes, many described as “desserts”, into the UK.
Rogue fraud investigator jailed
A former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) criminal investigator from Birmingham, who tipped off his friends when their VAT scam was uncovered, has been jailed today.
Five arrested in suspected £5.5m tax fraud investigation
An international investigation into a suspected £5.5 million VAT and money laundering fraud has led to the arrest of five people in, Armagh, Merseyside and Birmingham.