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Gang of fraudsters jailed for 43 years in wake of Metropolitan Police Service investigation

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. Following on from a six-month trial, the convictions were handed down between 26 and 28 March for the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Defrauded NHS Trust recoups £1.2 million under Proceeds of Crime Act

A payment of £1.2 million has been received by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a result of a Proceeds of Crime Act compensation order and collaboration between agencies to tackle fraud. Substantial payments have also been awarded by the courts to other NHS Trusts...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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£300,000 confiscated from South Wales security director in wake of SIA investigation

A South Wales man has been ordered to pay £300,000 at Cardiff Crown Court for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Billy Jones of Pontypridd was director of BJ Securities Ltd and proven to be operating his...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Convicted NHS fraudster ordered to hand over all assets in wake of investigation

Convicted NHS dialysis manager Alan Hodge has been told he must pay the NHS £30,720 following his role in a large fraud against Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust or face an extra nine months in jail. Hodge (55) of Aultone Way, Sutton in Surrey was sentenced to...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
Basildon Crown Court
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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security officers at West London school

On Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex was ordered to pay a confiscation of £25,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows on from Daley’s conviction of six...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
Aziz Rahman
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2019: The Year of the Unexplained Wealth Order?

With the National Crime Agency (NCA) having stated that the organisation is presently looking at upwards of 100 possible targets for Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), Aziz Rahman considers the implications and asks whether this could be the year when UWOs really come of age. The...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
Evan Wright
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Route Towards Greater Impact

Thursday 31 January witnessed the one-year anniversary of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which were introduced to help authorities identify and seize property suspected to have been bought by laundered criminal funds. They hit the headlines last year following the arrest of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
Representatives from the Surrey Police Economic Crime Unit and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit Cyber and Digital Task Force receive their award
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Specialist fraud and financial crime investigators honoured at Keith Hughes Awards

The UK’s leading experts in fraud, financial investigation and law enforcement recently convened in Manchester for the SOCEX Fraud and Financial Crime Conference. The event also played host to the thirteenth annual Keith Hughes Awards. Sponsored and founded by Altia-ABM, the...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
Mick Creedon QPM
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Not Just for the Super-Rich

Mick Creedon, the former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, believes the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK is to be welcomed. However, their real benefit will emerge when they’re used against low-level criminals who seriously damage local communities. The...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019
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Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 for his previous convictions including working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018