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Showing 1 - 10 of 62 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

CPS press release: Three jailed for student visa immigration scam worth £650k

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Men who ran film file-sharing website sentenced

Four men who ran a file-sharing website which leaked films online – sometimes before they were released in cinemas - have been sentenced today (18 March).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Gang imprisoned for stealing more than £1m of housing benefits from London councils

Seven benefit assessors have been sentenced to prison for a total of 17 years for their roles in housing benefit fraud which saw more than £1m stolen from three councils in London.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster sentenced to four years five months for defrauding cancer charity

Patricia Robertshaw (d.o.b. 19/8/76) has today (14 March), at York Crown Court, been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for defrauding Yorkshire Cancer Research. She was charged with four counts of fraud and one of forgery.

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

Conspirators in fake security van raid convicted of £320k theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van were yesterday (28 February) sentenced to a total of nine-and-a-half-years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000.

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

Lengthy jail terms for scammers who tried to bribe bank staff

Two accomplices who offered bribes to bank staff in an attempt to swindle hundreds of thousands of pounds were jailed today (January 17).

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

Group convicted of housing benefit fraud

Seven benefit assessors have been convicted of a housing benefit fraud worth £1,025,912 across three councils in London.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Academic jailed for fraudulently claiming £2.5million from government green scheme

An academic who used a government subsidy scheme to fraudulently claim £2.5million has been jailed for four years today (21 December).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Grenfell fraudster convicted over false claims worth £40,000

A man has been convicted of fraud after saying his sister and her son had died in the Grenfell fire so he could claim accommodation and cash.

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

Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits

A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.

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

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Telephone: 02920 803950

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Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

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Elizabeth Ogborn
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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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