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Court orders income tax fraudster to pay £45,000

October 16, 2010
Posted in Fraud — Written by Jennifer

A part time bookkeeper from Weston has been ordered to pay £45,000 for six fraud cases. She has to pay the money within six months or she will face 12 months imprisonment.

The woman claimed £25,000 in tax credits from the government between 2004 and 2008. She claimed this money as a single claimant when she was living with her husband. In April, 2010, her husband was also convicted for tax evasion of £38,000.

The judge of Harrow Crown Court ordered the woman has to repay £45,000 to the UK government. During the same time, her husband was ordered to pay £1,200 within three months or he will be imprisoned for 28 days.

The assistant director of HM Revenue & Customs said that, the woman claimed money and also profited from her former husband.

He also said that, this case clearly shows that people who perform a crime or take part in other people’s criminal activity will be charged. This is why the woman was charged for both the offenses.

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