Businesswoman, 28, defrauded tax office of £144,000 for holidays

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Katherine Devlin Katherine Devlin

A businesswoman who holidayed in Greece and the Canary Islands on the proceeds of a £144,000 VAT fraud has appeared at Bradford Crown Court for a confiscation hearing.

Katherine Devlin, 28, of Wadsworth, Oxenhope, near Keighley, was jailed for 15 months last year.

She enjoyed up to two sunshine breaks a year while skimming off the money from the Inland Revenue.

She pleaded guilty to tax evasion, fraud and money laundering while she was the director of three companies – Strictly Gifted, Strictly Gifted Business Supplies and Strictly Gifted Recruitment.

The confiscation hearing was adjourned until July 3.

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