Fraud | HMRC worker fakes child disability for extra money - is employee fraud rising?

HMRC worker fakes child disability for extra money - is employee fraud rising?

An HMRC employee has been convicted of claiming her children were disabled and submitting false tax credits to fraudulently steal over £238,000 from her employer.

The hearing, which took place at Newcastle Crown Court, found that Tracy Ashbridge had abused her job as an HMRC employee, working in the area of child tax credit claims, to fraudulently claim large sums of money.

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