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Showing 1 - 10 of 74 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Senior Nigerian politician convicted over illegal UK organ-harvesting plot

A senior Nigerian senator, his wife and a doctor have been found guilty today of exploiting a vulnerable victim for illegal organ harvesting.

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

Three men convicted for supplying fraudulent passports to criminals

Three men who played major roles in supplying fraudulent passports to some of the most serious organised criminals have been convicted. 

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

Gang members who made millions illegally selling prescription medication have been sentenced

Three gang members who made £3.7m from illegally selling controlled drugs and prescription medicines online have today been sentenced. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Serial shoplifter convicted of multiple counts of fraud 

A woman, who shoplifted on an industrial scale and deceived retailers into refunding her for items that she never actually purchased, has been convicted of multiple counts of fraud and other offences.

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

Company director jailed for defrauding the taxpayer of more than £2 million

A businessman has been jailed for stealing over £2 million of taxpayers’ money while he was in control of multiple failing companies in the construction industry. He used the funds to pay off debts and purchase a cottage in Kent.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fake doctor imprisoned for forgery and fraud costing the taxpayer over £1m

A bogus doctor has been jailed today (28 February) for forging her medical qualifications and fraudulently securing positions as a hospital psychiatrist.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

UPDATE: Three city workers sentenced in a $8.45m hedge and wealth fund fraud

Three fund managers have been sentenced today (20 February 2023) for a large-scale fraud which amounted to losses of $8.45 million which were meant for the people of Libya at Southwark Crown Court.


Family of property developers imprisoned for multi-million pound mortgage and investment fraud

Four property developers have been imprisoned today (9 February 2023) for multiple counts of mortgage and investment fraud which has resulted in losses to investors of over £1.5m with the defendants benefitting over £2.8m.


Ex-MP jailed for submitting fraudulent expense claims

A former MP has been jailed for submitting a series of fraudulent expense claims.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Travel agent jailed for defrauding customers to fund lavish lifestyle

A travel agent who stole money from friends, family and hundreds of members of the public who bought holidays from her, has today been jailed. 

Lyne Barlow, aged 39, formerly of Stanley, County Durham, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment at Durham Crown Court on 3 February 2023. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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