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Member Since: 08 Sep 2014
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Berkshire Land Rover

I had a pretty unpleasant experience with these folk when I bought a land rover from them a few years ago. I realised afterwards (too late) that they were dodgy. Well, they absolutely were, and I can't be happier to have seen this..!


The former owners of a Maidenhead-based motor dealership who illegally claimed an 86,000 VAT repayment have been sentenced.

Charles Mogford (53) and Julia Smith (51) were company directors of Auto Exporters UK Ltd, which traded as Berkshire Land Rovers until July 2014.

An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found that Mogford (pictured) and Smith submitted a VAT claim for the purchase of 31 Land Rovers, when in fact the real invoice was only for two vehicles.

The fraudulent invoice was dated 22 January 2010 and used to make a false VAT repayment claim the following month.

Mogford was jailed for two years at Reading Crown Court on 30 August 2016. Smith was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The 86,000 has been repaid to HMRC.

Anthony Swarbrick, assistant director for Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said: "Mogford and Smith had traded legitimately, but greed led them to commit VAT fraud. Our message is clear - it is simply not acceptable to steal from the tax system and, ultimately, honest UK taxpayers."

Post #560516 1st Sep 2016 3:03pm
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Their dodgy dealings have been suffered before by forum members and others well documented.



http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic11812....=berkshire If you go through life with your head in the sand....all people will see is an ar5e!!

Treat every day as if it is your last....one day you will be right!!

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Nice to see the bad guys getting their dues Thumbs Up

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