First UK prosecution for Furloughing fraud
A 57-year-old West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HMRC investigation into a suspected £495,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme fraud. Eight other men have also been arrested in a linked investigation.
The arrest took place after a search of premises in the Solihull area which led to the seizure of computers and various other digital devices. Funds in a bank account relating to the man’s business have been frozen. A suspected multi-million pound tax fraud and alleged money laundering offences were being investigated alongside the furlough fraudShare