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Midlands law firm Browne Jacobson has expanded its fraud team further with the appointment of Andy Fu.
An accountant originally from Staffordshire who swindled £470,000 from her employer to fund an extravagant lifestyle, including a lavish dream wedding at a cliff-top hotel, has been jailed for two years.
Many local firms making staff redundant are not protecting themselves sufficiently against the increased likelihood of fraud within their organisation, a Midlands fraud expert has said.
POLICE have begun a fraud inquiry after a Conservative peer received more than £70,000 in expenses by claiming to live in his mother’s home, which had been sold off when she died.
Top companies have been left wide open to massive levels of fraud in the recession because they did not have enough safety measures in place, new research has claimed.
Fraud committed against companies by their own employees has surged this year, new data suggest, providing fresh evidence that the recession is fuelling a rise in crime
Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected multi-million pound fraud linked to three UK-based financial consultancies.
chief executive almost brought an international company to its knees by defrauding it of more than £2.4 million to finance the high-life, a court heard.
A former Liberal Democrat councillor has been jailed for 12 months for stealing £55,000 from the company in Hertfordshire that employed him
As money becomes tight, companies are resorting to selling off unrecoverable invoices. Arun Chauhan says “invoice factoring” could usher in a new set of frauds.There are two types of factoring – open and hidden. In open factoring, the company does not mind if customers know they are using a factor. The debtor is sent invoices by the factor to recover the face value of the invoices.
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