Operation Oboe

Operation: Oboe
Date: 07 April 2014
Region: South West
Location: St Austell


A case of a tax agent operating a Self Assessment fraud. He submitted fraudulent returns in respect of 1,000 clients’ accounts, then diverted the tax refunds into his own account, ‘in lieu of payments’. The total amount of fraud was between £2 million and £10 million. He received total sentences of 89 years for 256 offences and will serve 7 years as the sentences are concurrent.