Two businessman from Hampshire have been jailed for £600,000 fraud.
Mukesh Patel, 55, and Harishchandra Desai, 61, were franchisees of Pizza Hut UK Ltd and operated four takeaway restaurant outlets in Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth.
The men traded as Pizza Delivery Services Ltd from October 2002 to September 2011.
Desai and Patel ran four lucrative pizza franchises, but greed and a desire to fund their comfortable lifestyles and other business ventures led them to commit calculated VAT fraud over a number of years. We would like to thank Pizza Hut for their assistance and co-operation in bringing these men to justice. Our message to criminals is clear - it is simply not acceptable to steal from the tax system and, ultimately, every honest person in the UK.
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