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Showing 1 - 10 of 81 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Art dealer and socialite jailed over theft linked to $1.375m pumpkin sculpture

An art dealer who carried out a theft of $1.275m over the sale of a giant pumpkin sculpture and plundered her masseuse of a further £50,000 has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

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

Woman who swapped diamonds for pebbles in £4.2m Mayfair heist convicted

A conwoman who swapped seven diamonds with pebbles at a central London jeweller’s in a heist worth £4.2m has been convicted.

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

Fraudster ordered to pay £37 million

A high level fraudster who skipped his trial and fled to Dubai has been ordered to pay more than £37 million - and faces 10 years in prison if he fails to pay.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Oxford alumnus sent back to jail for non-payment of his confiscation order worth millions of pounds

An Oxford University alumnus has been sent back to prison for the non-payment of a confiscation order for his ill-gotten gains from a fake ‘green’ investment scheme.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster jailed for duping over 200 victims in million-pound fake car sales scam

A fraudster posing as a car salesman has been jailed today (16 July 2021) for defrauding over 200 unsuspecting car buyers out of more than one million pounds.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

COVID-19 fraudster guilty of cyber scam

A COVID-19 text scammer has been found guilty today (16 July 2021) for using fake digital messages to trick people into providing personal banking details. Abdisalaam Dahir, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud by false representation, possessing articles for the use in fraud and money laundering at the Inner London Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man jailed for defrauding elderly victims to fund his lifestyle

A man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison today (14 July 2021) at Portsmouth Crown Court for defrauding two elderly victims of nearly £35,000.

Sam Kimmence, aged 25 and from Essex, pleaded guilty to fraud offences at an earlier hearing in April 2021.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Wessex News

Former senior NHS Manager jailed for defrauding the taxpayer

A former senior NHS manager has been jailed today (30 June 2021) for defrauding hundreds of thousands of pounds from a hospital trust where he was employed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Major investment fraudster ordered to pay compensation for ill-gotten gains

An investment fraudster who scammed people across the country has been ordered to pay £391,680 – and faces four years extra in prison if he fails to pay. Charanjit Sandhu, 31 years old, pleaded guilty to running a number of scams in different parts of the country, conning people out of £1,704,564.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Anti-money laundering expert convicted of allowing criminal money to be sent abroad

The former chairman of a UK group that represents the payment services industry has been convicted today (23 June 2021) of an offence in connection with the laundering of the proceeds of an investment fraud worth £850,000 and involving more than 60 victims.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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