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Showing 1 - 10 of 57 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Bus company owners jailed for claiming thousands of pounds in false concessionary journeys

A bus company owner and his sons have been sentenced today (31 October) after faking thousands of concessionary bus pass trips so they could fraudulently reclaim the money from the council.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Businessman who used U2 pseudonyms to win contracts from health board convicted

A man who awarded lucrative contracts to his own business whilst working for a health board has pleaded guilty to fraud offences – after using pseudonyms inspired by Irish rock band U2 to help him steal six-figure sums.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

eBay fraudster jailed for £1m scam

A serial fraudster who sold £1.1 million of non-existent goods on eBay over a 10-day period in the run-up to Christmas has been jailed for 13 years.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Grenfell council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from survivors

A London council worker who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle.

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

Woman who laundered money from corrupt payments to her brother sentenced

A woman who hid $3.5 million in corrupt payments by letting it pass through her foreign bank accounts has been given a suspended prison sentence today (25 September).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster jailed after claiming daughter injured in Manchester bombing

A director of an insurance firm who claimed that her daughter had been injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack in order to get a £2,500 insurance payout has been jailed for two years today (18 September).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for largest Grenfell fraud yet

A fake Grenfell survivor caught with large amounts of drugs in his hotel after falsely claiming almost £90,000 worth of emergency accommodation, has been jailed for six years and eight months.

It is the largest known convicted Grenfell fraud so far.


Man sentenced for £50,000 Grenfell Tower fraud

A man who claimed he escaped the Grenfell fire and then claimed more than £50,000 in emergency accommodation has been jailed for three years and two months.


Man admits £40,000 Grenfell fraud and lying to judge

A man who avoided going to prison for a burglary by falsely telling a judge he had lost all his belongings in the Grenfell fire has admitted perverting the course of justice today (23 August).

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

Gang jailed for smuggling millions of cigarettes into UK

Members of a gang which smuggled almost five million cigarettes and 329kg of tobacco into the UK without paying tax of more than £1.2million have been jailed today.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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