Fraud has increased by 22% in the first half of the year to £385m, the KPMG fraud barometer has reported.
A former financial controller and accountant for Hurford Salvi Carr (HSC), a London based firm of estate agents, has been jailed for four years.
The former head of financial accounting at an NHS Trust has been given a five-year jail sentence for defrauding two primary care trusts of £2.2m.
One of the side effects of doing an AP audit is discovering fraud within an organization.
An accounts worker from Surrey stole thousands from top designer clothing companies to feed his appetite for sports cars, a court has heard.
A Norwich accountant who stole more than £17,000 from her firm was jailed for two years.
An accountant jailed in April for stealing almost £70,000 from employers has been given six months to pay some of it back or face a further 18 months in jail.
An accountant serving an 18-month prison sentence for tax fraud has been ordered to repay £195,500 or face a further two-and-a-half years in jail.
Chief accountant of the Vatican Monsignor Nunzio Scarano has been arrested for attempting to bring £17m into Italy illegally from Switzerland.