Arrest made in false tax rebate case

Kashflow logo
Share this content

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail as part of a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police and HMRC into a fraudulent online tax rebate claims.

After being questioned on suspicion of fraud and money laundering at Bethnal Green police station last Thursday (3 Sept), the man was bailed to return on 3 December.

HMRC was tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation, which began in June after the tax authority became aware of an e-crime attack on its system and notified the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU).

However a Metorpolitan Police statement commented that the investigation was looking into a “criminal network believed to be stealing money from HMRC through fraudulent claims via the self-assessment tax repayments system”. The scale of the fraud could be over £1m, the police added.

Please Login or Register to read the full article

The full article is available to registered members only. To read the rest of this article you’ll need to login or register. Registration is FREE and allows you to view all content, ask questions, comment and much more.

About John Stokdyk

John Stokdyk is the global editor of AccountingWEB UK and


Please login or register to join the discussion.

By tiger69
07th Dec 2009 15:26

Arrested suspect

Can anyone enlighten me as to the result of court appearance 3.12.09 if indeed it took place, thank you

Thanks (0)