Private Sector

  • 20 Jan 2024 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A former Telford lorry driver has been spared jail after defrauding the haulage firm he had worked for out of £12,500 by filling up his personal car on his company fuel card.

  • 14 Jan 2024 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over the past year, we have seen numerous stories of employees sabotaging their employer.

    Whether it's a finance professional embezzling money, or a retail worker stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of products, the cost-of-living crisis has caused a surge in these types of incidences - posing a new type of internal threat for employers.

  • 14 Jan 2024 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Conservative backbencher David Davis and Labour MP Kevan Jones are pushing for an emergency debate.

    MPs plan to raise the Horizon scandal in the Commons as Parliament returns this week amid growing anger over the wrongful prosecution of subpostmasters and postmistresses for alleged fraud.

  • 14 Jan 2024 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Metropolitan Police detectives are looking at “potential fraud offences” committed during the Horizon IT scandal.

    More than 700 Post Office branch managers were handed criminal convictions after faulty Fujitsu accounting software made it appear as though money was missing from their outlets.

    It has been described as the most widespread miscarriage of justice in UK history and a public inquiry into it is ongoing.

  • 14 Jan 2024 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Essex post office manager who was falsely accused of a £17,000 fraud claims that The Post Office was "forcing him out". The Post Office Horizon scandal is getting huge exposure this week with the airing of the ITV drama Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, part of which was filmed in Essex and shares how hundreds of subpostmasters and mistresses (SPMs) were wrongly prosecuted for fraud and theft.

  • 14 Jan 2024 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Nigerian businessman who appeared to be closing in on an acquisition of Premier League football club Sheffield United is being sued by the US financial watchdog.

    Dozy Mmobuosi is facing claims he inflated his companies’ financial performance by hundreds of millions of dollars to con investors.

  • 06 Jan 2024 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A craft beer pub in Brighton is on the market for £725,000 after the previous owner closed the premises following a fraud.

    Almost exactly a year ago on Tuesday 3 January, the Craft Beer Co posted on its Facebook page: “Sadly we are temporarily closing our Brighton venue due to a large-scale fraud/theft committed by a trusted senior team member.

  • 23 Dec 2023 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The financier behind a collapsed chain of London seafood restaurants has been sentenced to six years in prison in an Italian fraud trial that has rocked the Vatican.

    Gianluigi Torzi, the man responsible for the Seasons chain of fish restaurants, was sentenced alongside Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the most senior Catholic Church official ever to stand trial before a Vatican criminal court. Becciu was jailed for five and a half years.

  • 18 Dec 2023 6:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A builder who defrauded his client on their £700,000 home refurbishment has been jailed for four years following a prosecution brought by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

  • 18 Dec 2023 6:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) successfully prosecuted the convicted £17 million solar panel fraudster David Black for the second time, after investigators discovered he was using a different name in business dealings in breach of conditions enacted after his release from prison.

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