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Couple at Southampton Crown Court on near £1m fraud charges
12:14pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A HAMPSHIRE couple made a two-minute appearance in court in connection with an alleged near £1m fraud at their children’s nursery business.
Michael Scott, 61, and his 58-year-old wife, Marina, spoke only to confirm their identity during the hearing at Southampton Crown Court.
The prosecution alleges that the couple, who ran nurseries in Locks Heath and Woolston, Southampton, made National Insurance and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions involving their staff but failed to pass on the money to Revenue & Customs.
Mr Scott is charged with failing to account for the contributions and payments, and his wife is accused of failing to inform Revenue & Customs that National Insurance Contributions and PAYE payments had not been accounted for.
The offences are said to have occurred between April 5, 2007, and November 2, 2011.
The couple, from Grovebury, Locks Heath, had bail extended for a plea and case management hearing next month.