Police F Ight Huge Surge in Middle Class Fraud; Lawyers, Accountants and Brokers Fuel [Pounds Sterling]20bn Rip-Off
Byline: Stephen Wright Crime Editor
BRITAIN is in the grip of a middleclass fraud boom, a top police officer warned yesterday.
Mike Bowron said his officers were arresting lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers over alleged rip-offs worth millions.
Mr Bowron, commissioner of City of London Police, said professional workers had 'exploited their position for personal and illegitimate financial gain'.
He also revealed that the number of frauds reported to his force has risen by 72 per cent in the past financial year.
In many cases, the victims were 'welleducated, confident investors' who are ripped off by plausible graduates taking part …
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Publication information: Article title: Police F Ight Huge Surge in Middle Class Fraud; Lawyers, Accountants and Brokers Fuel [Pounds Sterling]20bn Rip-Off. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: October 7, 2009. Page number: 10. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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