Young woman deliberately saws off own hand to claim £1million in insurance fraud

Young woman deliberately saws off own hand to claim £1million in insurance fraud

A young woman who deliberately sawed off her left hand to claim almost £1 million in insurance payouts has been jailed for fraud. Julija Adlesic, 22, and her boyfriend claimed the hand was severed above the wrist in an accident while she cut branches, and…

Two arrested over furlough fraud worth alleged £70,000

Two arrested over furlough fraud worth alleged £70,000

Two people have been arrested over a suspected £70,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said. HMRC officers arrested a 43-year-old accountant and a 51-year-old company director after attending two homes in Romford and Walthamstow on Thursday, the agency…

Furlough fraud and payment errors may have cost up to £3.5 billion

Furlough fraud and payment errors may have cost up to £3.5 billion

Up to £3.5 billion could have been paid out in wrong or fraudulent claims for the furlough scheme, the government suspects. Jim Harra, the top civil servant at HMRC, said that his staff believe between five per cent and 10 per cent of furlough cash…

Teenager accused of £7,500 fraud by ordering takeaways and cancelling them

Teenager accused of £7,500 fraud by ordering takeaways and cancelling them

A 17-year-old boy has been accused of cashing in by pocketing £7,500 by ordering takeaways before cancelling them. The teenager allegedly defrauded food delivery service Foodpanda to the tune of some $14,000 Singapore dollars (about £7500) by ordering food and other goods and then pretending…