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

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.