Lid lifted on Midlands ‘Fraud Boss’ £34 Million Tax Scam

Source: West Midlands Police, 9th July 2012

A Solihull man who conned UK tax officials out of £34 million has been jailed for 17 years – one of the longest sentences in British criminal history for fraud.

Thomas Scragg, from Hockley Heath, was jailed for a total of 17 years following three separate fraud convictions against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) – the latest, in March 2011, for stealing millions of pounds in employee PAYE tax following a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and HMRC…