There are lots of different types of fraud offences, ranging from gaining money, property or services that you are not entitled to. Individuals as well as companies can be accused of committing such offences.
Fraud prosecutions can arise in a wide range of circumstances; and as with the allegations of Furlough Fraud are starting to be prosecuted, the Government will be placing serious pressure on its agencies including the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) or Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), to take a robust approach in respect of those they believe are involved in any type of fraudulent activity, in particular any that involves taxpayers money. This is more important than ever given the amount of money they have had to pay out to support the economy during coronavirus pandemic.
What typically starts as a knock on your door at dawn by the police or other agency for a raid on your workplace or home leads almost inevitably to lengthy investigations. If you are then prosecuted, the proceedings too are lengthy and often complex. It is so important to get expert help.
Our large team of experts regularly represent clients accused of these types of offences. These include;-
- Benefit fraud
- Credit fraud
- HMRC fraud
- Identity fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- PAYE fraud
- VAT fraud
See also our section on FURLOUGH SCHEME FRAUD below