Dagenham delivery driver avoids jail after £200k tax fraud
PUBLISHED: 17:32 20 June 2016 | UPDATED: 17:55 20 June 2016
A newspaper delivery driver has avoided jail after stealing nearly £200,000 from the taxpayer.
Veselin Makaveev, 43, was sentenced last Friday to 14 months in jail, suspended for two years, for VAT fraud amounting to £193,000.
The Bosworth Road, Dagenham, resident pleaded guilty last November for failure to disclose that his business, VIM Transport, had a turnover of £540,000.
He was caught after a routine visit by HM Revenue and Customs to one of his customers.
At the sentencing at Snaresbrook Crown Court Makaveev was ordered to pay £1,500 costs and £100 surcharge.