26 October 2023

Following a joint investigation between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Leicestershire Police, a 58-year-old was convicted in absence of tax fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud and theft.

Robin Moss stole more than £750,000 in a tax and mortgage fraud and has been jailed for ten years.

HMRC has reported that Mr Moss persuaded one client to pay their £53,000 tax bill through the crooked agent who paid it straight into his bank account rather than paying it to HMRC. Other clients had their HMRC details used by Mr Moss to make false tax repayments which he had paid into his own bank accounts.

Nick Stone, Operational Lead in HMRC’s fraud investigation service, said:

“Robin Moss abused his position of trust to steal from clients and the taxpayer.

“Tax fraud is never a victimless crime and the eye watering sums he spent on pottery and gold should have been funding the public services we all rely on.

“I hope this sentence serves as a warning to the minority of corrupt professionals who wrongly believe they can use their knowledge to commit fraud.

“We can and will work with our law enforcement partners to bring you to justice and we encourage anyone with information about any type of tax fraud to report it online.”

Read the full press release, here.

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