Private Investigator Sheffield Announce Fraud Investigation Services in Response to Mail Online Article by A. Williams 5th December 2012: Businessman in £34m VAT Fraud

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Private Investigator Sheffield have announced fraud investigation services in light of Mail Online report by Amanda Williams 5th December 2012: Businessman in £34m VAT Fraud Ordered to Pay Back Just £1m After Blowing the Rest on Lavish Champagne Lifestyle

We have helped the police with many investigations that perhaps they would have been too busy to take on initially

According to the article businessman Thomas Scragg 56 was jailed for 13 years in November 2010 (case number T20097859) and then for a further 4 years in March 2011 (case number T20097671) for leading one of the biggest scams in British history. Reporting restrictions were only lifted in July when two gangster brothers he enlisted for protection were convicted for money laundering, Carl and Anthony Johnson case number T20097671, at Birmingham Crown Court.

He is now serving the second longest sentence ever received for a white-collar crime. A proceeds of crime hearing on 5th December 2012 heard that from the £34m VAT scam he was ordered to pay back just £980.000 as he had spent the rest on living the high life including fast cars, casinos and sporting memorabilia. He now has just six months to pay or he faces another 3 years in jail.
David Farrer QC, prosecuting, said Scragg’s ill-gotten gains had been 'hugely reduced' by the lifestyle he had pursued due to his 'enormous expenditure'.

Private Investigator Sheffield have had great success in carrying out investigations into fraudulent and criminal behaviour which have been passed onto the Police.

A spokesperson from Private Investigator Sheffield said:

“We have helped the police with many investigations that perhaps they would have been too busy to take on initially”.
Private Investigator Sheffield along with their sister company Private Investigators London are a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

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