Tax cheat jailed for £100k VAT scam at Blackpool newsagent



A tax cheat who admitted running a three-year VAT scam worth more than £100,000 in Blackpool has been jailed.
Newsagent Maureen Carpenter was given an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty fraud at Preston Crown Court.
The 51-year-old, of Leamington Road, Blackpool, was found out after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation revealed she was only declaring her earnings up to 5pm – even though the Booze Booze Booze store she ran stayed open until 11pm.
Officers searched the premises, on Central Drive, and found two handwritten cashbooks, with takings figures entered under two... read more

 
13 February 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 36
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