Categories: vat fraud
New powers introduced as HMRC targets till fraud
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers visited businesses across the country and arrested 3 people in a day of action after new powers were introduced in the fight against till fraud.
£17 million scrap metal fraudsters jailed
A gang that stole £17 million in a ‘missing trader’ VAT fraud have been jailed for a total of 12 years.
Black Country fraudsters lived lavish lifestyle on £1.3m of taxpayer cash
Lego-loving fraudster convicted of stealing £1.3m of taxpayers’ cash.
‘Most wanted’ HMRC tax fugitive caught
One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives has been caught while walking her dogs in Spain. Sarah Panitzke, originally from York, was arrested in an operation led by the Spanish Guardia Civil, working alongside HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Plain clothes officers approached the 47-year-old as she walked her two dogs in the small town of Santa Barbara near the Catalan coast on Sunday morning.
Crime gang jailed for 34 years
A crime gang that smuggled huge amounts of illicit alcohol into the UK and stole more than £16 million in taxes, have been jailed for a total of more than 34 years.
Shafqat Majeed, formerly of Hove, was given 10 years in prison for spearheading the multimillion-pound VAT and excise fraud while living a life of luxury and driving flash cars.
The 52-year-old and ten other gang members have now
Duo jailed for laundering £25 million
A company director and a cash and carry worker have been jailed for more than 11 years for laundering £25 million through a series of shell companies posing as legitimate alcohol businesses.
Runaway VAT fraudster jailed
A VAT fraudster who fled the country eight years ago to escape justice has been jailed for four years.
Mohammad Tanwir Khan, of Bluestone Drive, Heaton Moor, Stockport, ran a company called Spearpoint Limited and absconded to Pakistan after he was convicted of an £817,000 VAT fraud in 2013.
An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed he used more than 350 false invoices linke
Fraudster who funded jet set life with stolen taxpayers’ cash is jailed
A fraudster who used stolen cash to fund a lavish lifestyle filled with luxury cars and holidays has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Grocer with plenty to chew on as he’s jailed for £120,000 VAT fraud
A London man who set up fake companies to steal nearly £120,000 VAT has been jailed.
Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed
A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.
Tax cheat teacher blew stolen tax cash on gambling and Leeds United
A teacher who stole £100,000 of tax repayments to spend on gambling, golfing and Leeds Utd football matches has been handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced
A company director who used his food delivery business to make £227,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced.
Company director sentenced for £190k tax fraud
A London company director, who dodged paying £190,000 of tax, has been sentenced after admitting fraud.
Payback time for Scottish fraudsters
A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.
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.
24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang
Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.
Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud
A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.
Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway
An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing the VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, has been sentenced.
The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax
A company director, who stole more than £1.6 million in tax while pretending to be a spy to hide his life of crime, has been jailed.