Private Sector

  • 18 Dec 2023 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Police Federation consultant who lied about payments to members of the House of Lords as he helped himself to part of £250,000 set aside for improving policing is facing jail for fraud.

  • 18 Dec 2023 5:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A dental manager has been jailed for stealing a quarter of a million pounds from her practice - blaming it her colleagues with 'drugs, debts and family issues'.

    Lisa Marie Jones, 55, spent the money on luxury handbags and shoes after paying herself up to £8,000 a month, more than six times her actual wage of £1,200.

  • 02 Dec 2023 11:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Companies operating in the UK – whether incorporated in the UK or simply carrying on a business in the UK are entering into a period of significant change in the way corporate crime is going to be investigated and prosecuted.

  • 02 Dec 2023 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Small businesses are struggling to spot fraud, according to a new Take Five to Stop Fraud quiz.

    Nearly one in five (17%) small business owners cannot always spot online fraud, according to new research from UK Finance.

  • 25 Nov 2023 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Natwest’s former head of fraud prevention quietly left his role earlier this year after the group found out he was working with a law firm specialising in bringing scam victim claims against banks.

    A Natwest spokesperson told City A.M. that the bank took “appropriate internal action” against Jason Costain over his work with Liverpool-based CEL Solicitors.

  • 18 Nov 2023 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A builder has pleaded guilty to fraud following a successful prosecution carried out by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

    Adam Jones, 50, of Grange Road, Longford, Coventry, has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud.

  • 11 Nov 2023 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Four people accused of fraud after the collapse of bakery chain Patisserie Valerie will not face trial until 2026, Southwark Crown Court has heard.

    Christopher Marsh, a former director and chief financial officer of Patisserie Holdings, the company behind Patisserie Valerie, and his wife, accountant Louise Marsh - both from St Albans - were charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

  • 08 Nov 2023 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Banking insiders working with an organised crime group have been sentenced on charges of stealing up to £1 million from customer accounts.

  • 08 Nov 2023 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A customer service advisor who stole almost £70,000 from her employer and sent it to seven others in order to launder the proceeds from her crime has been sentenced.

    Gina Rani used her position at E.ON to facilitate a series of refunds that she paid to family members and friends who in return refunded some of the money to her.

  • 26 Oct 2023 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Audi-loving financial controller stole more than £3m from his employer - and profited from Covid bounce-back loans.

    Rhys Jackson - who owned seven of the high-end cars at one point - caused his firm to go into administration, costing dozens of jobs, a court heard.

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