Dundee busi­ness­man ac­cused of £90,000 tax fraud

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A Dundee busi­ness­man is to go on trial ac­cused of a five-fig­ure tax fraud.

Christo­pher Cook is al­leged to have scammed £90,769.56 over the course of five years.

Cook is ac­cused of falsely sub­mit­ting doc­u­ments to re­claim £5,973.42 in PAYE tax for four em­ploy­ees at his com­pany, Ver­non­blues Ltd, be­tween April 2009 and April 2010.

A sec­ond charge al­leges that be­tween April 2009 and April 2014 Cook evaded in­come tax and ob­tained £2,602, and at­tempted to ob­tain another £6,293.

A fur­ther al­le­ga­tion states that be­tween the same dates he evaded £40,363.80 in in­come tax, while a fourth charge al­leges he evaded £35,537.34 in Na­tional In­sur­ance con­tri­bu­tions.

Cook, 45, of Tay­park, Dundee Road, de­nies all four charges.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Ge­orge Don­nelly told Dundee Sher­iff Court: “There are still in­quiries to be made by the de­fence.

“Fur­ther dis­clo­sure from the Crown is re­quired and a de­fence ex­pert re­quires to be in­structed.”

Sher­iff Alas­tair Brown set a fur­ther pre-trial hear­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

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