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VAT fraudster Andrew Usher set to lose £50,000

A man who was convicted of VAT fraud is to have £50,000 seized under proceeds of crime legislation.

Andrew Usher, 24, admitted falsifying invoices and submitting two fraudulent returns, totalling more than £52,000, to HM Revenue and Customs.

The offences were committed in June and July 2013.

At Oban Sheriff Court, he was previously told carry out 300 hours unpaid work. The confiscation order was granted at the same court on Monday.

Following the hearing, Lindsey Miller, head of the serious and organised crime division, said: "Andrew Usher set out to defraud the public purse of tens of thousands of pounds.

"We take offences by those who seek to undermine our national finances for their own gain extremely seriously, particularly in these times of recession."

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