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Showing 1 - 10 of 58 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Accountant jailed for exploiting a disabled victim for over £300,000

A chartered accountant has been jailed for exploiting a vulnerable victim out of money and assets worth £331,858.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudsters sentenced for million-pound bribery and corruption at Coca-Cola Enterprises UK Ltd

A group of individuals and corporate bodies have been sentenced today (14 April 2022) for their involvement in bribing a senior manager at Coca Cola Enterprises UK Limited.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

CPS responds to changing nature of serious economic and organised crime with a new team

The Crown Prosecution Service is today launching a united team to tackle the changing nature of serious and organised crime.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime, Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Three fraudsters convicted for scamming the taxpayer for over £1 million to pay for their lavish lifestyles

Three people were convicted today of defrauding the taxpayer for over £1 million in a criminal scheme that exploited Government systems designed to support businesses.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Pharmaceutical company sentenced for mistake which left a toddler hospitalised

Pharmaceutical company Syri Limited has been fined today (2 March 2022) for supplying medicine with a lower than stated dose which resulted in a toddler needing hospital treatment for several days.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Crime gang who tasked vulnerable girls with UK-wide shoplifting spree convicted of modern slavery offences

A crime gang who coached and exploited teenage girls into a UK-wide shoplifting scam have been convicted of modern slavery offences.

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

CPS and South West Regional Organised Crime Unit charging statement on a large-scale timeshare fraud

The CPS has authorised the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) to charge 18 people with 79 counts related to a large-scale fraud targeting timeshare owners.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster duo jailed for their part in defrauding millions of pounds from over 100 victims

Two men have been imprisoned/sentenced for defrauding multiple elderly victims out of £2,469,620.48 in a boiler room investment fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning

A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service - a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Tito Ibn-Sheikh admits money laundering after being caught with bag full of bank cards, passports and ID cards

A man has been imprisoned for money laundering offences, one of which was in connection with money stolen from HSBC and its customers.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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