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Accountant and former soldier Christopher Jonathan Lunn has been

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An accountant whose fraud was uncovered after his company changed from paper-based to computerised accounting, has been given a two-year suspended sentence, suspended for a further two years.

Former CFO at the company behind the X Factor and Take Me Out, FreemantleMedia Group (FMG), has been jailed for three years and four months for defrauding the company out of £224,000.

A tax fraudster who threatened to bomb HMRC when he was arrested, has been jailed for 21 months.

Three directors of a lapdancing club were found guilty of failure to keep proper accounting records between January 2008 and 2010.

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A North Yorkshire accountant has been jailed for six years for one count of fraud and one of obtaining a money transfer by deception at Bradford Crown Court. 

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A Cumbrian accountant has been given a suspended prison sentence and fined £10,000 after he admitted trying to make false VAT claim for over £10,000.

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An Irish accountant received an 18-month jail sentence, with the final 12 months suspended, for charges including fraudulent evasion of tax and failing to lodge VAT returns.

A former accounts assistant was jailed for three years for defrauding his employer, the Norwich Chamber of Commerce, of more than £320,000.

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This week's crime round-up features two separate stories of a financial controller and a financial director, both jailed for defrauding their respective companies. 

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