A self-proclaimed witch doctor told police, who caught him carrying £10,000, that the money was to be used for human sacrifice in Africa.
A couple have been sentenced for conning almost £2 million from people, promising them they could write off their debts.
Two dentists from Leicestershire have been spared jail after being convicted of defrauding the NHS of over forty six thousand pounds.
A Birmingham man has been sentenced today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to ten years’ imprisonment for failure to pay a confiscation order.
Saghir Afzal was originally sentenced in June 2011 to 13 years’ imprisonment for a £49million mortgage fraud.
The offences, committed between 1 April 2004 and 15 January 2006, involved two counts of conspiracy to obtain money transfers by deception and four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception.
In August of that same year he was ordered to pay £29,276,565 confiscation within six months or incur a default sentence of ten years’ imprisonment.
The default sentence imposed today will be served after the original sentence unless the confiscation order plus accrued interest is paid in full.
A rogue dentist who fleeced the NHS of almost £1.4million "brought the profession into disrepute", the General Dental Council has ruled.
In making the decision to strike off Joyce Trail, the council's Professional Conduct Committee said her actions could never be put right.
– General Dental Council's Professional Conduct Committee
The gravity of Ms Trail’s convictions offended fundamental standards of behaviour expected of a member of the dental profession.
Her convictions go to her character and her actions are incapable of remedy.
She has brought the profession into disrepute and remains subject to the lengthy custodial sentences imposed upon her by the court.
Unless she appeals the decision, Trail's name will be struck off the register in 33 days’ time.
Scam artist Joyce Trail is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud - and she has now been struck off the register by the General Dental Council.
The GDC's Professional Conduct Committee heard that between April 2006 and March 2009, she submitted a staggering 7,141 fraudulent claims for payment to the NHS.
- Pain treatment for patients she had not treated
- Fitting dentures to people who did not need them
- Fitting dentures to people who were not entitled to have their treatment paid for by the NHS
- Provision of dentures to people who, it turned out, were dead
In total, £1,376,423 was paid to Trail that she was not entitled to.
A dentist who was jailed for seven years after scamming the NHS out of almost £1.4million has been struck off the medical register by the General Dental Council (GDC).
Joyce Trail, of Park Drive, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, was convicted of conspiracy to defraud in July following a five-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court last year.
The GDC has now ruled she "brought the profession into disrepute" and decided to revoke her licence to practice.
She now has 33 days to appeal the decision.
A University of Nottingham graduate has been found guilty of a £1.4 billion fraud during his time as a 'rogue UBS trader' .
Kweku Adoboli, 32, nearly brought down the major international bank at one point through his loses which he made from bad deals.
The Ghanian-born former public schoolboy exceeded his multi million-pound trading limits and failed to hedge trades, allegedly faking records to cover his tracks at the Swiss bank's London office.
Kweku admitted the losses but claimed that he was pressured into taking risks by staff which resulted in bad deals which wiped £2.8 billion off of the bank's share value when they were discovered.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court, in London, today convicted him of one count of fraud linked to the £1.4 billion loss.
The panel is still deliberating on one further count of fraud and four counts of false accounting between October 2008 and September last year.
Police are looking for a woman who stole a disabled person's bank card before walking away with her £6,000 life savings in Birmingham.
West Midlands Police say the woman was caught on camera smiling and waving at bank staff after making withdrawals in August.
The bank card was taken from the 43 year-old's safe at her Edgbaston care home.
A man's been sentenced to four years behind bars for wiping millions of miles off the clocks of 55 vans and then selling them on.
Maxwell Stuart Alvey was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court this morning.
He was given two years for making £55,000 in the scam which involved him buying commercial vans at auction and then tampering with their mileage before selling them on.
He was also sentenced for a further two years for stealing £125,000 from his elderly aunt.