Four men arrested in £1.5million tax fraud investigation

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Four people have been arrested in Sheffield as part of a suspected £1.5million tax credits fraud.

Around 60 officers from HM Revenue and Customs supported by South Yorkshire Police, searched three addresses and a vehicle yesterday.

A 20-year-old man, a 25-year-old man, a 33-year-old man and a 44-year-old man, all from Sheffield, were arrested.

Stuart Taylor, assistant director of criminal nvestigation at HMRC, said: “This is a long-running investigation into the alleged systematic abuse of the tax credits system.

“HMRC will not tolerate this type of criminality.”

Anyone with information about suspected tax or benefits fraud can call the 0800 854 440.”