Christina Aguilera: Genie in a BottleiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Time For Dorset VAT Fraudster

Justice System

5:05pm 21st January 2013
(Updated 5:11pm 21st January 2013)

A luxury watch dealer from Dorset's been jailed after defrauding HM Revenue and Customs of £ 271,000.

49 year old Mark Nicholas Gibson of Shapwick, near Blandford was sentenced today by Bournemouth Crown Court to 2 years 9 months in prison.

Gibson, who had been found guilty by a jury last month, falsified invoices to reclaim VAT, in many cases on watches he hadn't actually bought. The HMRC began their investigation after Gibson's name was linked to a similar VAT fraud uncovered in London.

Sentencing, His Honour Judge Johnson told the court  it was a sophisticated , professionally planned fraud, executed over a period of time.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference