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Crook accountant steals sick pensioner’s savings

Brian Moore convicted for pocketing £50,000 meant for the taxman

Accountant Brian Moore awaits sentencing after being convicted of stealing
£50,000 from small businesses and pensioner Elsie Matthews.

Tax consultant Moore, of Wilfrid Road, Hove, admitted to six counts of theft
between 2007 and 2009 at Lewes Crown Court, reported
The
Argus
.

Pensioner Elsie Matthews, 80, lost £6,800 after Moore pocketed cash meant to
pay taxes to HMRC, a scam he pulled with three other clients running small
businesses.

The crime was only revealed when Matthews changed accountants and found no
trace of any money having been paid to the taxman.

Judge Anthony Scott-Gall released Moore on bail to return to court for
sentencing on October 2.

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