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Carlisle man jailed for £284000 VAT and reward fraud

A Carlisle male who committed a £284,000 VAT and reward fraud has been jailed for 4-and-a-50 % years.

Keiran Farrer filed 34 month-to-month VAT returns in which he claimed to have paid invoices for £2 million really worth of supplies.

Farrer, 39, experienced registered a motor vehicle employ the service of and leasing organization &#8211 but this was said to have &#8220barely traded&#8221.

He reclaimed £260,000 from the taxman and was paid £243,000. But a probe unveiled that his returns had been bogus.

Carlisle Crown Courtroom also heard Farrer created untrue statements to the Section for Operate and Pensions which permitted him to rake in incapacity dwelling allowance totalling £41,000.

He claimed to endure from &#8220severe&#8221 psychological well being and mobility troubles which meant he often essential to use a wheelchair and also specialist transportation.

But investigators&#8217 movie footage confirmed him strolling unaided on numerous instances, and pushing a supermarket trolley.

The courtroom heard the fraudster splashed out far more than £50,000 of his sick-gotten tax return money on flying classes, and was mentioned to have lived a &#8220lavish life style&#8221 comprising &#8220expensive holidays for the family members&#8221.

Farrer, of Whinsmoor Push, Carlisle, was sentenced at the town&#8217s crown court right now, Friday sixteen February.

He had admitted a few offences &#8211 1 count of VAT fraud, in between 2013 and 2016 and two counts of creating fake statements to the DWP.

Choose Peter Hughes QC instructed Farrer &#8211 a married father with 100 previous crimes to his name &#8211 he experienced an &#8220appalling&#8221 document for dishonesty.