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

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

Men jailed for selling unlicensed medicines to sick patients

Four people who manufactured and sold an unlicensed drug to patients suffering from conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and autism have been sentenced today (27 November).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Grenfell fraudster convicted after falsely claiming he was related to family who died in fire

A Grenfell fraudster has been convicted after falsely claiming he was related to a family who died in the fire and saying that he had been living with them.

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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

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