Owner of Highland golf club jailed over tax fraud

The owner of a Highland golf club has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing more than £150,000 in tax.

Published 22 September 2020

Tom Nener: Counterfeiters cash in on coronavirus crisis

Tom Nener highlights the importance of protecting your brand as criminals take advantage of the pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

Lack of high-value fraud prosecutions prompts warning of ‘tsunami’ of cases

There were no high-value fraud prosecutions in Scotland in the first half of this year, according to data from KPMG.

Published 4 August 2020

Judgment in Chinese fraud and torture case to be handed down next week

Judgment in a case concerning alleged fraud and torture will be handed down next week by the Supreme Court via video link.

Published 31 July 2020

Student loans body uses facial recognition tech to catch fraudster

Scotland's student loans body used facial recognition technology to catch a fraudster who stole £5,500 in loans, The Times reports.

Published 14 July 2020

Thirteen per cent decrease in crimes recorded under Domestic Abuse Act 2018

There has been a drop in crimes recorded under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, according to Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 4 June 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips explores the potential abuses of the furlough scheme. 

Published 13 May 2020

Criminals using fake goods to capitalise on coronavirus

Scammers are duping the public and businesses with counterfeit goods to profit from the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 21 April 2020

High-value fraud cases continue to decline in Scotland

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts has declined, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000.

Published 20 August 2019

Alistair Wood: English bribery case highlights advantages of Scottish self-reporting system

Back in March, my colleague Tom Stocker discussed the findings of a House of Lords select committee which reviewed the 2010 Bribery Act, and specifically how businesses self-report suspected cases of bribery and corruption.

Published 26 July 2019

England: Taxpayers to foot bill for failed fraud prosecution brought by millionaire

Taxpayers must foot the bill for a fail fraud prosecution brought by a millionaire solicitor, a judge ruled yesterday.

Published 7 May 2019

Fraud in Scotland leaps 88 per cent in a year to £30.4m

Research carried out as part of BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack report shows that Scotland ranked as the fourth most defrauded region in the UK by value as fraud rose by 88 per cent from £16.2m in 2017 to £30.4m in 2018.

Published 5 March 2019

England: Trainee solicitor to be prosecuted for fraud despite exposing malpractice at firm

A decision to prosecute a trainee solicitor for fraud even though she blew the whistle on her colleagues has been defended by officials.

Published 7 February 2019