No Clean Slate for Director of Roofing Company

The director of a roofing company has been jailed for a £47,000 tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Between September and December 2011, Robert Brown, 60, from Glasgow, submitted fraudulent VAT repayment claims, stealing £47,600. Brown, the director of R Brown Building and Roofing Ltd, forged documents and invoices for claiming back VAT on building supplies.

Joe Hendry, Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said:

“Brown stole more than £47,000 that should have gone to fund our public services. Instead, he submitted false documents with the sole intention of pocketing cash he wasn’t owed, to fund his own lifestyle.

Brown pleaded guilty before Glasgow Sheriff Court on 10 January 2018 and was sentenced to 12 months in prison when he appeared at the same court yesterday (7 February 2018).

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