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Showing 1 - 10 of 73 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Fraudster sentenced for dishonestly claiming up to £4.7 million in government grants

A persistent fraudster who dishonestly claimed up to £4.7 million in government grants to support his companies in an elaborate aquaculture business ‎has today been sentenced to three years and nine months in custody.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

£1m fraudsters who funded notorious Nigerian organised crime gang convicted

Three siblings who were working directly for the leader of a notorious Nigerian crime gang have been convicted of laundering nearly £1m for the Black Axe organised crime syndicate through UK bank accounts.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster jailed for 7 years for £3m ‘boiler room’ fraud of elderly and vulnerable

A fraudster has been jailed today for seven years for conning elderly and vulnerable victims out of nearly £3m in a ‘boiler room’ fraud operation.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Corrupt civil servant jailed for trying to extort man set to be removed

A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Police accountant sentenced for theft of £44,000

Andrew Smart (10/6/83) was sentenced yesterday (9 April) at Teesside Crown Court for stealing over £44,000 from Police Sports Fund UK, of which he was Treasurer. Smart was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Hacker behind £500k online blackmail campaign jailed

A prolific cyber criminal who made more than £500,000 by infecting victims’ computers with ‘ransomware’ in an internet blackmail campaign has today (9 April) been jailed for six years and five months.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Fraud and economic crime, Cyber / online crime , CPS News

Fraudsters jailed for duping wine investors out of nearly £1m

A group of fraudsters were jailed for a combined 17 years and 9 months today for their part in an elaborate wine investment scam which conned nearly £1m out of investors, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Mother of terminally-ill six year old Leeds United fan sentenced for £100,000 fraud

Stacey Worsley, whose son Toby Nye suffered from a rare form of cancer, has been given a two-year suspended sentence today (29 March) at Leeds Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Woman who posed as a doctor and targeted elderly people convicted of fraud

Kamlesh Bassi (58) has today (29 March 2019) been convicted of seven counts of fraud by false representation and three counts of supplying a prescription-only medicinal product. She was found guilty following a trial at Warwick Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Man who claimed to be Grenfell Tower resident jailed over £47,000 fraud

Moses Ettiene, 49, said he had been 'sofa surfing' in the Grenfell Tower when the fire broke out in the early hours of June 14, 2017. There were 72 deaths as a result of the fire.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London South News

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