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COVID-19: £495,000 furlough fraud arrest made

Recently, Police have made an arrest in Solihull in connection with a man on suspicion of defrauding the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) by £495,000.  HMRC’s fraud investigation service commented that they would “not hesitate to act on reports of abuse of the scheme”.  It is thought to be the first case relating to misuse of the CJRS.