Private Sector

  • 08 Mar 2024 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mike Lynch, the former boss of software firm Autonomy, has settled his lawsuit with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), days before the parties were due in court.

    Lynch filed a data lawsuit against the UK’s fraud agency at the end of January, ahead of his criminal trial in the US.

    According to his claim form seen by City A.M., he filed a data protection claim seeking access to personal data which may provide a complete defence for him in the US.

  • 03 Mar 2024 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A council worker has narrowly avoided prison after claiming more than £10,000 in sick pay while secretly working a second job.

    Samantha Harris was a youth support practitioner at Suffolk County Council when she dishonestly claimed the five-figure sick pay sum between December 2022 and May 2023, magistrates heard.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Seven alleged victims from Solihull, Bedworth, Stratford, Leamington, Kenilworth and Banbury contacted police.

    A suspected scam builder has been arrested amid alleged £270,000 worth of fraud. Warwickshire Police says that a 66-year-old man from the Stratford area, who has not been identified, is in custody.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A man has admitted defrauding his former employer out of more than £300,000.

    Daniel Robinson entered a guilty plea to fraud by abuse of his position at the pharmaceuticals company Almac when he appeared at Craigavon Crown Court last Tuesday.

    According to legal documents, the 26-year-old, from Castle Rise in Tandragee, committed the offence on a date between January 1, 2020, and May 26, 2022.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Builder admits two counts of fraud.

    Stephen Spurling is being prosecuted by Dudley Council under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulation act 2008.

    He admitted two counts of fraud when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court, sitting at Park Hall, today - one of false representation and another over a payment by a customer.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has released an update on its investigation into property developer the Signature Group.

    Last week the agency announced it had raided three residences in Merseyside and Greater Manchester in connection with a suspected £140m fraud involving 1,000 investors linked to the company.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Former detectives have been brought in to investigate the role of the fraud squad, described as the “untouchables”, who interrogated and prosecuted hundreds of sub-postmasters during the Horizon scandal.

    A team led by Gary Brooks, a former head of major crime at Lancashire Constabulary, has begun interviewing some of those who allege they were bullied and intimidated by Post Office investigators.

  • 03 Mar 2024 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Four people have been arrested as part of a £140m fraud investigation into hotel and property developer the Signature Group.

    Three residences in Merseyside and Greater Manchester were raided by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Wednesday.

  • 23 Feb 2024 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A New York court has ordered £5m in damages be paid in a fraud case involving a former Norwich company.

    SJ Global Investments Worldwide Limited, which was based in an office on Prince of Wales Road, is named in a judgement over a failed financing deal with a US fast food restaurant business called FAT Brands.

  • 23 Feb 2024 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A former Post Office worker wrongly convicted of fraud during the Horizon scandal has been cleared by the Court of Appeal.

    Jacqueline Falcon, 42, was accused of reversing transactions on the faulty accounting software between December 2014 and February 2015 while working at Hadston Post Office in Northumberland.

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