Specialist Fraud Division
The Specialist Fraud Division is a dedicated prosecuting team within the CPS which deals with the most serious, complex and difficult economic crime cases, including bribery and corruption. It has a national remit and the specialist expertise to prosecute cases investigated by police and a range of other investigative agencies throughout England and Wales.
The Division primarily takes economic crime from specialist units in the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, but has a number of cases investigated by other forces and has arrangements in place to work with the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command (ECC) and regional police fraud units.
SFD also prosecutes all criminal tax, excise and strategic export cases, which are subject to criminal investigations by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), in England and Wales.
In addition, SFD prosecutes all criminal cases relating to benefits and child maintenance legislation which are investigated by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP); NHS fraud investigated by NHS Protect; and criminal matters investigated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).