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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
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Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Wiltshire security boss who deceived school by supplying unlicensed security officers pleads guilty

A Wiltshire security company boss has pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, who’s the owner of Taghna Security Services, had supplied up to 40 unlicensed staff to the school over the course of a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Criminal group sentenced to nearly 13 years behind bars for conspiracy to defraud NHS

Former NHS employee Royston Dyke and his co-conspirators Peter Potente, Graham Fallows and Vince Smith were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on 24 May this year for conspiracy to defraud. Dyke, 49, was employed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the role of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018