International Fraud Group London

International Fraud Group London, Mishcon Fraud Watch – November 2013

Welcome to the November edition of Mishcon Fraud Watch. Its aim is to provide businesses and their advisors with a snapshot of what has been happening in the world of fraud in the last month.

We make no judgment whatsoever as to the morality, legality or appropriateness of the conduct which forms the subject matter of this bulletin. We simply aim to bring these matters to the attention of those involved in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud.

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Charity tax fraud

Elizabeth Lewis, 38, has been found guilty of laundering the proceeds of 13 bogus gift aid claims made by her husband, Mark Lewis, chief executive of the Welsh Independent School of Climbing and Mountaineering Trust. At the time, she worked as a fraud investigator for the Department for Work and Pensions. Lewis has been given a suspended 18 month prison sentence for her role in the £885,000 charity tax fraud.

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