Case Studies

To provide an idea of the type of financial investigation cases we can help with, we have collated a number of cases studies which are detailed below.

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Direct Care Payment

A complex investigation by Bradford Council’s Corporate Fraud Team and the West Yorkshire Joint Services’ Financial Investigation Service identified that the defendant in this case had fraudulently abused his position as a trusted family member. Click here to read more. 

Rogue Trader

The defendant in this case was running a roofing company providing substandard services to various victims across West Yorkshire. The defendant was found guilty of 10 offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and served 20 months imprisonment. Click here to read more.

 Licencing and Unclassified Work

The defendant was selling pornographic DVD’ from his home address. Following a joint investigation by the Local Authority and the Financial Investigation Service, he was convicted of running an unlicensed sex establishment and supplying unclassified works. He received a suspended six-month prison sentence with a requirement to undertake 150 hours unpaid work. A confiscation order was made against him for £55,000, representing his benefit from his criminal conduct, along with an order for costs of £5,000.

 Planning Enforcement

The defendant was running car sales on green belt land at his farm. He breached an enforcement notice served on him by the Local Authority which ordered him to cease the illegal use and was convicted of 7 offences. A financial investigation calculated his benefit from crime at £223,000 and a confiscation order was made in this sum, along with a fine of £4,500 and an order for costs of £10,000.