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Showing 1 - 10 of 19 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Rogue trader who left victims with chaos is jailed

A serial rogue trader who stole thousands of pounds from people who called him in to do work on their homes has been jailed.

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Gang of three men sentenced for stealing valuable stone from historic buildings

An organised gang of three men have been sentenced for stealing thousands of pounds of valuable York stone from historic sites. 

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

£100k-a-year businessman sentenced for dodging years of child maintenance payments

A company director earning £100,000 a year who hid his six-figure salary to dodge child maintenance has today been sentenced for his deception.  

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

Man jailed for seven years for smuggling cigarettes

A man who was smuggling thousands of pounds of cigarettes and tobacco into the UK to avoid tax and make money has been jailed for seven years.

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

Take-away boss jailed for fraudulent tax returns and benefit claims

A take-away owner has been jailed for cheating the Exchequer out of £171,000 by submitting fraudulent tax returns and false tax credit applications.

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

Man jailed for fake tax returns and false tax credit claims

A take-away owner has been jailed for cheating the Exchequer out of £171,000 by submitting fraudulent tax returns and false tax credit applications.

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

Two brothers sentenced for trying to defraud the Child Maintenance Group

A man has been jailed after he sent his brother to do a DNA test in his place so he could avoid paying maintenance for two of his children.

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

Mother of four sentenced for £100k benefit fraud

A mother of four who fraudulently claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been sentenced.

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

Failed asylum seeker jailed for using fake documents to work as a carer

A failed asylum seeker who used fake documents to find work as a carer has been jailed.

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

Man sentenced for claiming disability benefits while working as an Elvis impersonator

A man who claimed disability benefits while working as an Elvis impersonator has been sentenced.

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

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