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Fraud and false accounting charges levelled at former Serco directors by SFO

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged two individuals with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice. Nicholas Woods (former finance director of Serco Home Affairs) and Simon Marshall...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
Laganside Magistrates Court
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Belfast man handed suspended sentence for ID theft and use of fake security licence

Lee Brown, 29, of Belfast has pleaded guilty at Laganside Magistrates Court to five offences of fraud, forgery and counterfeiting licences belonging to other people following a prosecution brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Brown was sentenced to four months’...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Jailed company director stole identities to supply “fake” security personnel at festivals

Lee Szuchnik, the director of a South Wales company that supplied events with bogus security staff using false identities, has been jailed for two years and three months at Cardiff Crown Court. His fellow director at LS Armour, namely Erica Lloyd, was handed a suspended sentence....
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
Woolwich Crown Court
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Security officer who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
Exeter Crown Court
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Former NHS England Equality Lead Paula Vasco-Knight CBE and husband plead guilty to fraud

Paula Vasco-Knight (NHS England’s former National Lead for Equality, who was also CEO of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and her husband Stephen Vasco-Knight have both pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to fraud against the NHS. Following a thorough investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Midlands mental health manager and ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ GP sentenced for £153,000 fraud

Two respected mental health professionals have been revealed as fraudsters after being investigated by NHS Protect, which leads the national fight against fraud, bribery and corruption within the National Health Service. Lisa Hill (55) of Stourbridge Road, Hagley and Dr Ian...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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NHS dialysis manager and contractors jailed for £300,000 fraud against Epsom and St Helier Trust

An NHS manager, his partner and three contractors, all of whom helped to defraud his employer of hundreds of thousands of pounds, have been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court following a thorough fraud investigation led by NHS Protect. The thefts from Epsom and St Helier University...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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NHS Senior Commissioner jailed for fraud following NHS Protect investigation

Following a locally-led fraud investigation supported by NHS Protect, a temporary senior commissioner who defrauded the NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) of nearly £145,000 has been jailed for two years and three months following a hearing at Croydon Cro...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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City hedge fund manager convicted of multi-million pound fraud following SFO investigation

A former city hedge fund manager has been convicted following the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) investigation into the collapse of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd. Ulf Magnus Michael Peterson, 51, a Swedish national of Otham, Kent was the founding director of Weavering...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015