A former finance manager, Lisa Burrows, and her partner, Tahir Mahmood, have been jailed for six years each for conspiring to commit fraud.
The Birmingham couple admitted to making more than £1million in bogus claims for taxi fares.
The couple used the "colossal" sum of money to fund a life of luxury, including numerous trips to Dubai and New York.
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The Government has previously described the new coin - which enters circulation tomorrow - as "harder to counterfeit than ever before".
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