False Accounting is the falsification, concealment or destruction of records (accounts) with the intention to gain fraudulently or cause loss to another. It is used as either a vehicle to trick people into parting with money, or in order to cover up some other offence. Both are offences under the Theft Act 1968 and can lead to as much as seven years’ imprisonment if convicted. Due to the technical nature of this offence it is often professionals, such as accountants or company directors who are charged with this type of offence, sometimes as part of an allegedly much wider conspiracy.
It is vital that as a defendant, a firm with technical knowledge of such offences. Rustem Guardian Solicitors is a law firm with access to experts in the field and experience in all types of false accounting.
We regularly represent professionals from many areas, including Lawyers, Accountants, Doctors, Bankers and many more areas of personnel. We can offer specialist expert advice and help you deal with the professional bodies from a regulatory perspective.