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 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.
Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been convicted of defrauding the NHS of £1.4 million, in one of the biggest cases of fraud the health service has ever seen.
A spokesperson for NHS Birmingham and Solihull said:
– NHS Birmingham and Solihull
We are pleased with the outcome of the trial. Dr Trail’s NHS contract has been terminated by NHS Birmingham and Solihull and provisional arrangements have been put in place for patients at the practice to continue to receive NHS dentistry within the Handsworth area.
However, we would urge any former patient of Dr Trail who requires an NHS Dental appointment to contact our Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) on 0121 255 0707 or 0121 713 8800 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Dr. Joyce Trail, 50, has been found guilty along with her daughter Nyri Sterling,33, of conspiracy to defraud the NHS of £1.4 million.
She lived in a £1.2 million house while declaring an income of less than £50,000 a year to the Inland Revenue.
Judge Peter Carr said today
– Judge Peter Carr
In your case there is no other option than a substantial sentence of imprisonment, the only thing I need to decide is its length.
"You abused your position as a professional and you abused your position as a dentist. You have effectively stolen a large amount of money that was not available to an already overstretched health service."
Adrian Farley from HM Revenue & Customs comments on the confiscation order imposed on Kuldip Sander from Birmingham, who was a member of a criminal gang which evaded VAT payments of 60 million pounds.
A gambler and money launderer who's currently serving a seven-year jail sentence has been ordered to repay 6.9 million pounds in six months - or face a further ten years behind bars.
Kuldip Sander from Birmingham was a member of a criminal gang which evaded VAT payments of 60 million pounds.
The group of 17 men were jailed in 2011 after a 10-year investigation by HM Revenue & Customs.