“Speaking after today’s hearing, Simon De Kayne, assistant director criminal investigation at HMRC, said: ‘This pair made incredibly crude attempts to falsify invoices and financial guarantees in a circle of fraudulent transactions.
‘It was a complete cut-and-paste regime that unravelled as soon as HMRC officers investigated their business activities.
‘The proceeds from the fraudulent VAT repayments were diverted into their bank accounts in an attempt to stave off their company’s and own domestic debts.
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‘The fact that Price was an acting magistrate at the time of the fraud makes it more shocking.’ “
Who can you trust these days?!
Tax Barrister, Accountant