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Showing 1 - 10 of 72 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Anti-money laundering expert convicted of siphoning criminal money abroad

The former chairman of a UK group that represents the payment services industry has been convicted today (23 June 2021) of laundering the proceeds of an investment fraud worth £850,000 and involving more than 60 victims.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Uncle and nephew jailed for bogus betting scheme

A pair of family fraudsters have been jailed today (23rd June) for tricking victims out of just under £5 million of personal and life savings in a supposed ‘spread betting’ investment scheme.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Two fraudsters jailed for defrauding £36 million from vulnerable victims

Two fraudsters have been imprisoned today (28 May 2021) for conning vulnerable victims out of £36 million in a ‘boiler room’ fraud operation.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Mother sentenced for theft of her daughter's personal health budget

A mother has been sentenced today (20 May 2021) for stealing money intended to pay for care for her disabled daughter.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

COVID-19 fraudster jailed for mass cyber scam

A COVID-19 fraudster has been jailed today (19 May 2021) for using fake digital messages to trick people into providing bank details to receive a vaccine.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Accountant given 11 years' imprisonment for £1.3 million fraud

An accountant who defrauded the NHS, companies, and individuals out of more than £1.3 million has been jailed recently (15 April 2021) for multiple counts of fraud and theft.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

CPS launches ambitious plan to combat economic crime

The first ever CPS Economic Crime strategy sets out an ambitious plan to combat these offences which are estimated to cost billions each year.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man charged with five offences around fake COVID-19 vaccine

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised City of London Police to charge David Chambers, 33, with five offences including fraud around the fake administration of a COVID-19 vaccine and common assault.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Wealthy family who owned houses and drove luxury cars convicted of benefit fraud

A wealthy family who owned numerous properties and drove luxury cars have been sentenced for fraudulently claiming almost £52,000 in benefits.

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

Specialist prosecutors bring major investment scammers to justice

Specialist prosecutors from the Crown Prosecution Service have brought three major investment scammers to justice since the end of September.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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