Archive for the 'fraud' Category

Three Norfolk men jailed for £1m telecoms fraud – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for their part in a £1m telecoms fraud, said to be one of the biggest in Britain.”

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BBC News, 27th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for £100,000 fraud – The Independent

“A legal executive was jailed for two-and-a-half years today after admitting defrauding four elderly clients out of more than £100,000, police said.”

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The Independent, 20th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New rules for migrant church weddings – Daily Telegraph

“The tradition of reading church banns is to be dropped for migrant weddings as part of a new drive to combat bogus marriages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Uxbridge legal adviser is jailed over immigration fraud – UK Border Agency

“”An immigration advisor has been jailed for 6 years for helping submit fraudulent visa applications, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency’s West London immigration crime team.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fraudsters jailed for £140,000 injury law scam – Law Society’s Gazette

“Six fraudsters were jailed last week for fronting a fake claims company that defrauded 19 personal injury law firms of almost £140,000.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Serious Fraud Office vows to pursue corrupt foreign companies – The Guardian

“The head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is at loggerheads with ministers who are seeking to exempt overseas companies from Britain’s new Bribery Act.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sheffield wedding party sentenced – UK Border Agency

“A wedding party arrested in Sheffield city centre last September as part of a nationwide crackdown have been jailed.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 22nd April 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Ali Dizaei witness is arrested on suspicion of fraud – The Guardian

“The man whose evidence led to the jailing of a police chief has been arrested on suspicion of fraud days before the crown will try to convince judges that he is still a reliable witness, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fuel crime rises as prices hit an all-time high – BBC News

“Fuel crime is becoming a multi-million pound business as petrol and diesel costs rise to more than £6 a gallon (£1.32 a litre), haulage companies say.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fraudster Phillip Morris jailed after shooting himself – BBC News

“An insurance fraudster who shot himself in the chest as part of string of scams has been jailed for six-and-a-half years at Caernarfon Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bristol cancer lie woman jailed for fraud – BBC News

“A police civilian worker who lied to friends and colleagues by telling them she was dying of liver cancer has been jailed for 15 months for fraud.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex council chairman and wife jailed over ‘deplorable’ fraud of relative, 85 – Daily Telegraph

“A former council chairman and his wife have been jailed for the ‘deplorable’ fraud of an elderly relative, which funded their lavish lifestyle and teddy bear collection.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Conman jailed after women hatch plot to expose him – The Guardian

“A man who cheated lovers out of thousands of pounds was caught after four of the women teamed up to confront him, a court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenagers jailed for running £16m internet crime forum – The Guardian

“Three teenagers who founded and operated one of the world’s largest English-language internet crime forums, described in court as ‘Crimebook’, have been sentenced to up to five years in custody.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lecturer jailed over fake sex drug plan – The Independent

“A university worker was jailed today for planning to flood the market with fake sex-enhancing drugs.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Report on election ‘fraud’ dismissed as a whitewash – The Independent

“The Electoral Commission has concluded that there was no widespread evidence of voting fraud at last year’s local and general elections, despite allegations at the time that the postal ballot system was being exploited.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Olympic property fraud gang jailed for shares scam – BBC News

“Five men have been jailed for their roles in a scam which invited dozens of elderly people to invest in property near the Olympic site in east London.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gloucestershire scam builders guilty of £1m fraud – BBC News

“A gang of Gloucestershire builders has been convicted of scamming householders out of a combined total of nearly £1m.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New crime agency to tackle corporate fraud – BBC News

“The government is to reorganise the way corporate fraud is tackled.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

IT manager jailed for awarding himself 14 million Nectar points – Daily Telegraph

“An IT manager at Sainsbury’s who awarded himself more than £81,000 worth of Nectar points has been jailed for 20 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

City PA avoids jail over £10,000 company fraud – The Independent

“A City PA who stole thousands of pounds from her employers to pay for a friend’s breast enhancement operation was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Conman who stole £120,000 ordered to repay £1 – Daily Telegraph

“A conman who stole more than £120,000 from customers who thought they were renting holiday villas has been ordered to repay just £1.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 21st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Airline’ man jailed for London to Durham flights scam – BBC News

“A man who said he was setting up an airline to operate flights between London and Durham Tees Valley Airport has been jailed for fraud.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sussex police officer sentenced for false cash claim – BBC News

“A former police officer has been given a suspended prison sentence after he tried to claim £3,500 handed in to police belonged to him.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Solicitor jailed over bogus college scam – Home Office

“Three people have been sentenced to a total of eighteen and a half years for setting up bogus colleges to help illegal immigrants remain in the UK.”

Full press release

Home Office, 13th December 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Rogue traders sentenced over East Midlands £1.5m fraud – BBC News

“A gang of rogue builders who conned hundreds across the East Midlands with substandard work have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Swansea student asylum seeker jailed for £250,000 fraud – BBC News

“An overseas student has been jailed for two years at Cardiff Crown Court for fraudulently claiming £250,000 in benefits and funding.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Solicitor jailed for £250,000 fraud – The Independent

“A solicitor was jailed for five years today after pleading guilty to fraud offences, which benefited him to the tune of almost £250,000, police said.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother from Norfolk jailed for £60,000 benefits fraud – BBC News

“A 35-year-old mother from Norfolk has been jailed for nine months for defrauding the state of about £60,000 in benefits.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carer jailed for defrauding Worcester man of £300,000 – BBC News

“A carer who defrauded an elderly man of about £300,000 has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Seven jailed over sham marriages scam – The Independent

“Seven members of a gang who organised sham weddings for illegal immigrants were jailed today (28 September).”

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The Independent, 28th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former Essex cricketer charged with fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service Central Fraud Group has authorised a charge of conspiracy to defraud against former Essex County cricketer Mervyn Westfield.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 16th September 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Couple jailed over sham marriage in Lancashire – BBC News

“The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has said it is committed to tackling sham marriages after a couple were jailed for staging a ceremony in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Surrey rogue trader jailed for defrauding elderly – BBC News

“A rogue trader has been jailed for more than five years in what is thought to be the longest term handed out for a trading standards prosecution.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ten years in jail for immigration fraudster – Home Office

“A Hounslow man was today jailed following a UK Border Agency investigation which revealed he set up bogus companies to allow immigrants to extend their visas.”

Full press release

Home Office, 14th September 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘Serial love cheat’ conman jailed – BBC News

“A ruthless conman who tricked women out of tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed for six years and 10 months.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Conman jailed over fake injury compensation claims – The Independent

“A fraudster was jailed today for trying to claim compensation from a number of local councils for injuries he had never suffered.”

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The Independent, 8th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

De La Rue faces Serious Fraud Office inquiry over ‘falsified documents’ – The Guardian

“Banknote printer De La Rue is at the centre of its second Serious Fraud Office probe in three years following allegations of corruption by the company’s employees totalling at least £1m.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Church of England vicar jailed over sham marriages – UK Border Agency

“A Church of England vicar was today among 3 men jailed for staging hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex. Reverend Alex Brown was found guilty of conspiring to facilitate breaches in immigration law in July alongside 2 other men, Ukrainian national Vladymyr Buchak and lawyer Michael Adelasoye, following an 8 week trial.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 6th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Five jailed for electoral fraud – Daily Telegraph

“Five men have been jailed following a botched postal voting scam intended to secure a seat for a Conservative Party candidate at the 2005 general election.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Vicar jailed for sham marriages scam – Daily Telegraph

“A Church of England vicar has been jailed for four years for his part in Britain’s biggest sham marriage fraud to help hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Rogue traders’ jailed for conning elderly victims – BBC News

“Five men have been jailed after conning elderly householders into paying thousands for unnecessary work.”

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BBC  News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asil Nadir trial could be ‘prosecutorial nightmare’, warn experts – The Guardian

“A lengthy jury trial of the 69-year-old would be a ‘prosecutorial nightmare’ unprecedented in the history of the Serious Fraud Office, legal experts with knowledge of the case warned.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-boss jailed for stealing £250,000 from charity – The Independent

“A former senior official at a charity founded by the Prince of Wales was jailed for three years today after he admitted stealing £250,000.”

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The Independent,

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fox Hayes partners face £1m fine – Law Society’s Gazette

“Eight former partners of collapsed Leeds firm Fox Hayes have been held personally responsible for a fine of nearly £1m which was levied against the firm 18 months ago by the Financial Services Authority and remains unpaid.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Driving test fraudster jailed after ‘repeatedly failing client exams’ – Daily Telegraph

“A fraudster, Gageen Preet Singh, repeatedly failed driving tests he took on behalf of candidates across Britain despite being paid hundreds of pounds for each exam he sat, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dancer spared jail over benefits fraud – The Independent

“A  61-year-old jazz dancer who fraudulently claimed nearly £20,000 in disability benefits walked free from court today.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Two vicars held over suspected sham marriages – The Guardian

“Two clergymen suspected of officiating over sham marriages were arrested by immigration officers today [3rd August].”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Romanians jailed for making their children beg and steal – The Guardian

“A Romanian couple who exploited their seven children as beggars and thieves in and around London have been jailed at Reading crown court for two and a half years for child cruelty.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses appeals – BBC News

“Three former Labour MPs and an ex-Tory peer facing expenses fraud allegations have lost appeals over a ruling that they are not protected by parliamentary privilege from prosecution.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three found guilty over sham marriage scam – UK Border Agency

“Three men, including a vicar, have today been found guilty of being behind a massive scam to organise hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 29th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Ritz hotel fraudster jailed for five years – The Guardian

“An unemployed lorry driver who offered the Ritz hotel in London at a discount price to property developers was jailed for five years today.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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