Birmingham fake money: Four jailed for £1.3m counterfeit scam – BBC News

‘Four men have been jailed for making more than £1.3m worth of counterfeit £10 notes.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

 

Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery – Bar Standards Board

‘A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a way that was dishonest or otherwise discreditable to a barrister, after he witnessed, and attested to, the forged signatures of both the seller and buyer during a sale of land.’

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Bar Standards Board, 20th November 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Pensioner jailed after conning blind widow out of £2.2m estate – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in forgery, fraud, money laundering, news, obtaining property by deception, sentencing by tracey

“A pensioner who went on the run after conning a blind widow out of her £2.2m estate has been jailed for 10 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

G4S staff at Brook House centre ‘falsified document’ – BBC News

“A High Court judge has asked prosecutors to consider forgery and contempt charges after claiming staff at an immigration removal centre falsified a document.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family cut me out of £500,000 fortune, says illegitimate daughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2013 in families, forgery, fraud, news, undue influence, wills by tracey

“A woman who accused her late father’s ‘traditionalist’ family of conspiring to cut her out of a £500,000 inheritance because she was born out of wedlock has failed in her legal challenge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Three forgers jailed after undercover operation that revealed £50,000 of fake £1 coins – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in coinage, conspiracy, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“Three forgers have been jailed for what police believe is the largest ever plot to make fake £1 coins in the UK – some of which may still be in circulation.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Property fraudsters sent to jail for up to seven years – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2013 in banking, forgery, fraud, loans, news, sentencing by tracey

“Two men from London have been sent to jail after being found guilty of
defrauding two banks, Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Scotland, of £61.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fake biology teacher Julia Rawlinson jailed – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2012 in forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A ‘pathological liar’ who forged qualifications to get a job as a teacher has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for faking son’s illness to claim £85,000 in benefits – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in benefits, child cruelty, forgery, fraud, news by sally

“A mother who shaved her young son’s head and eyebrows and forced him to use a wheelchair to make it appear he was seriously ill so she could claim £85,000 in benefits has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barrister who forged Baroness Hale’s signature struck off by BSB – The Lawyer

Posted March 13th, 2012 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, professional conduct by sally

“A former Middle Temple barrister has been struck off by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for concocting a web of ‘tortuous deceit’ over a ‘phantom’ £1m payout to his client.”

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The Lawyer, 12th March 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

‘Wicked’ stepmother and father jailed for stealing schoolgirl’s inheritance – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2011 in forgery, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A ‘wicked’ stepmother and father have been jailed for stealing their schoolgirl daughter’s inheritance left by her wealthy grandad.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Art teacher jailed for selling Picasso and Lowry forgeries for £180,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2011 in artistic works, forgery, fraudulent trading, news, sentencing by tracey

“A rogue dealer has been jailed after engineering a £180,000 scam where he told fine art fakes to galleries across Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Incompetent’ forger jailed for fake notes in Wrexham – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An ‘incompetent’ forger who photocopied Scottish £10 notes and used them in Wrexham shops has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in conspiracy, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal adviser duped couples into thinking they were divorced – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2010 in forgery, fraud, legal profession, news by sally

“A legal adviser tricked two estranged couples into believing they had been divorced in order to pocket their fees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Solicitor to be sentenced after stealing £90,000 from blind widow – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 4th, 2009 in forgery, news, solicitors, theft by sally

“A Black Country solicitor faces jail after stealing £90,000 from a blind widow and spending the money on luxury items including a pedigree ‘teacup’ chihuahua.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Citizenship ceremony conman jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted September 30th, 2009 in citizenship, forgery, fraud, press releases by sally

“The mastermind behind a fake document scam which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds from immigrants seeking to stay in the United Kingdom has today been jailed for four-and-half years after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.”

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UK Border Agency, 29th September 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Masood and others v Zahoor and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2009 in forgery, law reports, pleadings, striking out by sally

 Masood and others v Zahoor and others [2009] EWCA 650; [2009] WLR (D) 231

“Where a claimant relied on a forged document he forfeited the right to have an adjudication of his claim, and it was irrelevant that the defendant also relied on forged documents. There was no weighing or balancing exercise to be carried out.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk  

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Broker escapes jail over forged FSA applications – The Times

Posted November 18th, 2008 in financial advice, financial regulation, forgery, news, prosecutions by sally

“The first person to be prosecuted by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over falsifying an application for authorisation to sell financial products has been given a suspended sentence.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk