Crime Soars as Midland Fraud Cases Are Up 31pc
Byline: CHRISTINA SAVVAS
Fraud cases in the Midlands were up 31 per cent last year as financial crime in the UK hit record levels in 2010.
Tax fraud, money laundering and complex cases involving new technology all increased in the year, with many cases directly linked to the tight economic conditions, according to the KPMG Fraud Barometer.
Forty-six cases of fraud were reported in the Midlands in the 12 months to December compared to 35 in 2009, representing a 31 per cent increase.
They ranged from a married couple in Sutton Coldfield who cheated the tax system to fund their lifestyle to a bogus dentist who used a forged degree to register with …
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