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Showing 1 - 10 of 100 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Beware fraud and scams during Covid-19 pandemic

Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public - don’t become a victim.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Grenfell fraudster who wrote ‘Glenfell’ as address jailed for five years over £32,000 con

A fraudster who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed after racking up a bill of nearly £32,000.

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

Fishery owner jailed for shooting a protected otter

A fishery owner who killed a protected otter to stop it from eating his fish has been jailed.

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

Tech enthusiast jailed for selling pirated blockbuster films

A technology enthusiast who sold unreleased blockbuster films online from his bedroom in Halifax has been jailed.

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UPDATE: Animal trader sentenced for illegal trading in nearly extinct baby eels

An animal trader was sentenced today (6 March) at Southwark Crown Court of illegally smuggling critically endangered baby European eels.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudsters who claimed to live in flat of deceased Grenfell Tower resident convicted

A couple who claimed to be living in the flat of a deceased Grenfell Tower resident at the time of the fire have been convicted of fraud.

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

Tommy Adams ordered to repay £1.24m for dirty cash laundering operation

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Adams has been ordered to repay £1,243,270.75 for his part in a dirty cash laundering network.

Adams ran a money laundering operation with his associates, which was foiled in 2014 when undercover police heard him discussing the illicit activity at a central London café.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Pharmacist jailed for stashing £1.2million worth of Class C controlled drugs to sell illegally

A pharmacist, who was found with £1.2million worth of Class C controlled drugs to sell without prescriptions, has today been jailed.
 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Group sentenced for making £870k-worth of false childcare claims

A group of mothers and two men who conspired to make £870,000 in false childcare claims, have been sentenced for their part in the scam.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Five directors jailed for hiding payments to avoid paying £2.6 million in tax

Five directors of a printing and mailing business who attempted to conceal sales of more than £3 million in a bid to avoid paying tax have been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Beth Currie
Email: Bethany.Currie@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3393

Rosie Arnold
Email: Rosie.Arnold@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

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Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

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Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Mersey-Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wessex
Alex White
Email: alex.white1@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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