A bankrupt Scottish printer who faked invoices to fraudulently claim £486,000 of VAT refunds, has pleaded guilty to VAT fraud and money laundering following an tax investigation by HMRC.
Over a seven year period Joseph Miller (aged 63), of Rothesay, gave his accountant and HMRC false invoices and receipts in order to inflate his VAT repayment claims. Despite being declared bankrupt in 2004, Miller continued to reclaim VAT using false documents. From 2000 – 2007 he was repaid £485,954 on false claims, and he had attempted to fraudulently claim another £64,453. He has been remanded in custody until sentencing on 11 November 2013.
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