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Jail for VAT fraudster who hid in wardrobe

Zone(s): Northern Ireland ¦ Sector(s): Taxation

[16 June 2014, accountancyLIVE]  Pat Sweet: A woman from Northern Ireland who hid in her bedroom wardrobe when HMRC called at her home to look into her business dealings has been jailed for a £140,000 VAT fraud.  Donna Magee from Dungannon was arrested by HMRC in February 2012, as officers investigated her fictitious business and fraudulent VAT repayments for the construction of non-existent new business premises.

When officers raided her address Magee was found hiding in a wardrobe.

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