Does any one else read this and think, Hmmm, that looks easy, and when you do yet caught they let you run away.
They always appear surpised that someone who's pocketed millions buggers off rather than going to prison. For example:
John Nugent fraudulently claimed more than £22 million in duty and VAT reclaims. Nugent was arrested and bailed, but he failed to appear in court and fled abroad. He is suspected to be in the US. FFS! HMRC handed him £22m then expected him to hang about and wait to be jailed?
Crime pays well
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That's a link which is just waiting to be hacked and the bosses of all the banks, Vodafone etc to be posted instead.
It always seems strange that they'll happily bail someone for £million+ fraud, but remand someone for fairly minor crimes on demonstrations.
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This is brilliant! I wondered how these guys did the big VAT frauds. Now I know thanks to the excellent HMRC web site which explains with diagrams. Anyone can have ago now.
<edit> Just don't get greedy! "Investigators' suspicions were confirmed when they discovered Unique had, during the eight months in question, declared eye-catchingly large sales of £2.2bn but paid a total of £17.74 in VAT."
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