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DAP Counter Fraud team play key role in fraudsters £40,000 ‘Right to Buy’ conviction

Crown and County Court Plymouth

The Devon Audit Partnership Counter Fraud Team were central to the  investigation of this case.  It is the first case in the South West where a charge has been brought for a Fraudulent ‘Right to Buy’.

The Judge commented in his sentencing that “the right to buy scheme is set up to allow people in a very particular circumstance to purchase the property they rent, and you did not qualify for a variety of reasons”, “what you did was fraud”.

He praised those involved in bringing this prosecution in which the DAP Counter Fraud Services team saved Plymouth Community Homes, a Social Landlord, around £39k in discount value.

Details of the case can be found on the Plymouth Herald website.