Tax Rebates & Refunds

Woman escapes punishment in spite of committing £81,000 fraud on council tax

December 22, 2010
Posted in Fraud — Written by Geoffrey

Raul Herrington, a childcare development officer was spared prison on Monday in spite of committing a fraud that cost Moray Council over £81,000. It is said that the development officer sold her house and surrendered the pensions that she was earning in order to repay the owed amount and so escape further punishment.

However, if she is referred to a higher court, she might still face the possibility of spending Christmas in jail. She was seen in Elgin Sheriff Court with a suitcase and was said to be weeping inconsolably. Noel Mcpartlin, the sheriff on the case mentioned her poor health as the main reason for not throwing her behind bars.

According to sources in Moray Council, the fraudulent amount was paid to Raul Herrington from April 27th 2006 to March 24th, 2009. She has since lost her job as a result of the fraud.

Council tax and income tax frauds are not uncommon in the United Kingdom.

It is important to ensure that council taxes and income taxes are paid in full when they are due as failure to pay could result in a huge bill landing on your doorstep in years to come.

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