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Tax Fraud

Times Echo and Life / Tax Fraud

July 11, 2019

Couple posed as their own children during VAT fraud

A COUPLE have been jailed after carrying out tax fraud – using their own children's identities. The husband and wife duo, who used to live in East Staffordshire, tried to steal more than £63,000 in a tax fraud, submitting false VAT claims in the names of their own unsuspecting children. Stephen Martin, aged 62, and his wife Karen, aged 61, both now of no fixed address, fraudulently claimed £63,020 between November 2012 and September 2016 for three online businesses, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation found.

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