A 58 year-old accountant had admitted stealing £3.7m which he spent on call
girls and luxury hotels.
Reading-based Paul Hopes, stole the money from his long-term employees Toys
‘R’ Us between January 2007 and November 2008, in sums ranging from £101,000 to
Hope pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court when he pleaded guilty to 18
charges of theft, reported The Times.
Fellow workers said he was a quiet likeable chap.
According to the economic crime unit of Thames Valley police, there was no
suggestion that Hopes’s wife or his two children benefited from the fraud in any
He was also the finance director of the board of the
and Buckinghamshire Football Association.
Further powers are being sought by HMRC, but it is ‘failing’ to use those it already has, such as Conduct Notices, says RPC
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"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group