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Conspiracy to commit fraud

Conspiracy to commit fraud is a crime the courts take very seriously, and, if convicted, could result in a significant prison sentence and be made the subject of Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings which could lead to the confiscations of assets.

Fraud cases can involve complicated areas of law and include large numbers of defendants. Fraud cases often involve complex and large amounts of documentary and digital evidence. 

Whether you are a company director being accused of fraud relating to the business or an individual  the best chance of mounting a successful defence is by partnering with experienced criminal defence solicitors. 

When facing an allegation of conspiracy to commit fraud it is highly likely you’ll be accused of one of two crimes: 

Conspiracy to defraud

This is a common-law offence so does not have a precise definition in statute (a law created by parliament) but can be used to prosecute people in various circumstances . 

There are two ways that the courts have defined parliaments intention with regard to conspiracy to defraud

  • Non-economic loss: An agreement to deceive a person into acting contrary to the duty they owe their client or employer 
  • Economic loss: an agreement by two or more individuals to deprive an another person of something which is theirs,

Conspiracy to commit fraud

The Fraud Act 2006 made the law in respect of fraud clearer and also created specific offences which included offences relating to persons founds in possession of, or making, articles used in fraud. 

The three most common offences prosecuted under this act are:

  • Fraud by false representation
  • Fraud by failing to disclose information
  • Fraud by abuse of position

To speak to a member of the Burton Copeland team for advice on a conspiracy to commit fraud offence, you can either call us on 0161 827 9500 , or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

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