Examples of Fraud Cases and Outcomes

FRAUD CASES

If you or someone you care about has been charged with fraud by false representation, it stands to reason that you might be curious about other fraud cases. In particular, you might be interested in knowing what past cases were about, and how guilty parties were punished.

fraud case examples

Fraud is a very broad offence, with many manifestations. As such, it can be confusing trying to understand why judicial decisions were made the way that they were, and difficult to predict what yours might end up being. Having an overview of fraud cases and their outcomes can certainly help in this regard, however. Keep reading to discover the definition and sentencing guidelines for fraud by false representation, along with a table showing real life fraud cases and their outcomes (sentences and fines).

Fraud by false representation cases

Type of Fraud Judgment Date Financial Loss Sentence Link to Court Transcript
Charity 11/10/2013 £31,348 36 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Construction 12/8/2016 £12,500 24 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Counterfeit Goods 18/10/2016 Undisclosed 42 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Credit Card 26/10/2016 £5400 15 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Electoral Fraud 1/7/2005 Undisclosed 3 years and 7 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Employment 20/10/2010 £14,000 6 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Insurance 21/4/2015 £82,037 9 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Insurance 5/12/1997 £1,500,000 5 years’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Internet 2/10/2015 min. £4000 12 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Mortgage 13/6/2012 min. £200,000 12 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Phishing 4/3/2014 min. £284,000 42 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Services 4/6/2014 £4349 30 months’ imprisonment and damages of £4349 Read Court Transcript
Tax Evasion 12/8/2016 £290,000 36 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
VAT 26/10/2016 £11,700,000 5 years’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript
Vehicle 15/3/2016 min. £50,000 36 months’ imprisonment Read Court Transcript

Fraud cases defended by Stuart Miller Solicitors

 With fraud being such a common offence, most criminal solicitors will have dealt with fraud cases. Few, however, will have the high rates of success like those achieved by the expert team at Stuart Miller Solicitors.

Some of our notable cases include:

Type of Fraud Claimed Loss Sentence Link to Transcript
Supermarket gift card fraud £10,000 Case dropped Read case details
Gang-related bank fraud £1 million+ Acquitted Read case details
ATM skimming fraud Identity theft Acquitted Read case details
Luxury car fraud £100,00+ Case dropped Read case details

How is the offence of fraud by false representation defined?

Fraud by false representation cases actually fall under the wider offence known as ‘general fraud’. The law on general fraud is found primarily in the Fraud Act 2006, which states that there are three ways to commit general fraud:

  • fraud by false representation (the offence considered here)
  • fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so
  • fraud by abuse of position

As with other types of fraud, the prosecution must prove two points in court in order to establish a case of fraud by false representation:

  1. that the defendant’s conduct was dishonest, and
  2. that the defendant’s intention was to make a gain or cause a loss or the risk of loss to another

Read more about the offence of Fraud by False Representation.

What is the maximum sentence for fraud by false representation?

The maximum sentence for fraud by false representation is six months’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine in the magistrate’s court, and ten years’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine in the Crown Court.

Read more about typical sentencing for Fraud by False Representation offences.

Read about possible defences for Fraud by False Representation Offences

 

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