2017

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Solicitor jailed for helping client's fraudulent Right to Buy purchase in Waltham Abbey 

A former solicitor has been jailed for a year for helping a woman fraudulently purchase a flat in Waltham Abbey under the Right to Buy scheme.

Chelmsford Crown Court had been told that not only had Katherine Gadsby, 53 of Langford Place, Buckhurst Hill, and her co-defendant Sarah-Jane Foster, 39, who had been living in New Zealand, persisted in completing the deal for Foster to buy her £125,000 Epping Forest District Council flat in Waltham Abbey at a 50 per cent discount in May 2012, but the solicitor had also forged Foster's signature and then falsely claimed she had witnessed it.

2016

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epping-forest

Solicitor jailed for helping client's fraudulent Right to Buy purchase in Waltham Abbey

A former solicitor has been jailed for a year for helping a woman fraudulently purchase a flat in Waltham Abbey under the Right to Buy scheme.

Chelmsford Crown Court had been told that not only had Katherine Gadsby, 53 of Langford Place, Buckhurst Hill, and her co-defendant Sarah-Jane Foster, 39, who had been living in New Zealand, persisted in completing the deal for Foster to buy her £125,000 Epping Forest District Council flat in Waltham Abbey at a 50 per cent discount in May 2012, but the solicitor had also forged Foster's signature and then falsely claimed she had witnessed it.

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Sir Eric Pickles publishes report into tackling electoral fraud

Former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sir Eric Pickles MP, was asked by the government last year to consider what further changes were needed to make the electoral system more secure. This was particularly in light of the 2015 Tower Hamlets election court judgment that saw the disqualification of the elected mayor for a number of corrupt and illegal practices.

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NHS

SENTENCED: NHS Worker jailed for £93k false identity fraud

A woman who provided false identity documents to secure work as an NHS Student Nurse has been jailed for 16 months, after a joint investigation by NHS Protect and Home Office Immigration Service.

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Bank releases advice as new ATM scam sweeps the country 

Bank customers are being warned to stay alert after a new distraction scam sweeps the country.

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Uk Fraud

A list of 10 alleged fraudsters who are accused of owing £20m between them has been published by police in the UK.

It includes a Bollywood film producer accused of a £4.5m fraud, and a Nigerian alleged to have been in a gang that stole more than £12m from the NHS.

The list was drawn up by City of London Police and the National Crime Agency as part of a new crackdown on fraud.

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Data to Go

Are you aware how much information your organisation publishes about its staff? Are you aware how it might be used to target them with personalised phishing emails? Have you ever checked?

 

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Mail Online

Fraud gang who stole the IDs of 1,300 NHS staff in elaborate scam to cheat £1m from taxpayers - and threw £12,000 from a window when police swooped - are jailed for 25 years

Fraudsters who stole the identities of hundreds of NHS staff in a bid to cheat £1million from the benefits system have been jailed.

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The annual cost of fraud in the UK has been estimated at £193bn - equal to nearly £3,000 per head of population - according to a new report.

Business fraud accounted for £144bn, the study said, while fraud against individuals was estimated at £9.7bn.

The last estimate - made in 2013 by the now defunct National Fraud Authority - put the cost of fraud at £52bn a year.

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Action Fraud is warning people of a new trend that has hit the UK where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and trick them into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards. 

Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC and are told they owe an outstanding debt. In the hundreds of cases reported to Action Fraud in the past month, the fraudsters all ask for payment in iTunes gift card voucher codes. 

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VAT Fraud

VAT fraud gang ordered to repay more than £114m criminal profits

Four convicted fraudsters, who were part of an 18-strong crime gang involved in a vast mobile phone VAT fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £111 million in criminal profits.

Ongoing proceedings by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have resulted in confiscation orders against 16 members of the gang, totalling more than £114.9 million.

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A young motorist caught parking with her dead grandmother’s blue badge told investigators she was ‘using it in her honour’

Emily Davis, 21, was stopped while using the disabled person’s badge to park in her Mini One in St George’s Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Quizzed by a Portsmouth City Council investigator she first claimed her grandmother was shopping nearby. But in truth, her grandmother Elizabeth Davis died in September 2014 – nearly a year before Davis was caught.

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NHS

London mental health worker jailed for £297K NHS fraud

A mental health worker who used false documents to get a job in the NHS has pleaded guilty and immediately been jailed for 15 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court, London (25th February 2016), after an investigation by local NHS fraud specialists, supported by NHS Protect.

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Mum-of-six jailed for £36k child tax credits fraud

MUM-OF-SIX Melanie Jude has been jailed for duping the state out of almost £36,000 in child tax credits.

The 39-year-old legitimately claimed the handouts from 2009 on the grounds she had six dependent children and her husband was working 15 hours a week.

But Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard she continued to claim despite her children living away from her.

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Europe-wide action targets money mule schemes

A European-wide initiative to tackle money mules has led to two women and one man being arrested across the south of England on suspicion of money laundering.

The operational activity, directed by the City of London Police Money Laundering Unit and supported by the National Crime Agency, was focused on addresses in Luton, Swindon and Ilford.

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