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Chesham arrests in £12m VAT fraud investigation
5:20pm Saturday 29th March 2014 in News
A MAN and woman from Chesham have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspect £12m VAT fraud.
About 50 HM Revenue and Customs investigators, assisted by Thames Valley Police officers, searched more than a dozen residential and business premises in Chesham, Watford, Barnet and Harrow on Tuesday.
Seven people – including the two from Chesham – were arrested on suspicion of being involved in VAT fraud/false representation contrary to the Fraud Act and money laundering offences, HMRC said.
HMRC Assistant Director Criminal Investigation Colin Spinks said: "We will continue to work together to crack down on suspected tax fraud, which deprives the UK of vital public funds."
The seven have been released on bail until July 7.