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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-51404548

A film producer who lied about his income to secure a £519,000 loan has been jailed for more than three years.

David Shipley, 37, admitted editing images of his payslips and P60 to "over-inflate" his income to obtain money, Southwark Crown Court heard.

He is credited with producing the 2016 documentary film Brexit: The Movie, which promoted the UK's departure from the European Union.

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54 minutes ago, prozac said:

He is credited with producing the 2016 documentary film Brexit: The Movie, which promoted the UK's departure from the European Union.

So Ian Huntley worked in schools. Hitler was originally an artist in Vienna and David Shipley, a fraud, was a producer on Brexit: The Movie.

Schools, Artists and Brexit the trifecta of evil.

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1 hour ago, prozac said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-51404548

A film producer who lied about his income to secure a £519,000 loan has been jailed for more than three years.

David Shipley, 37, admitted editing images of his payslips and P60 to "over-inflate" his income to obtain money, Southwark Crown Court heard.

He is credited with producing the 2016 documentary film Brexit: The Movie, which promoted the UK's departure from the European Union.

Judge Martin Griffith said his actions were "a blatant piece of dishonesty".

Prosecutor Aqeel Noorali said Shipley, of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, contacted financiers Resourcing Capital Ventures Limited for a £519,000 loan in 2014.

The producer had "Photoshopped" his payslips to show an income of £377,000 and bank statements showing £540,000, he said.

His actual income was just under £20,000.

The money was to help fund a new company - Spitfire Capital Advisers Ltd - which Shipley set up with two others. 

What prompted the case, presumably he couldn't pay back the loan but a bit more detail would have been nice.

 

 

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If you had an income of £377k and £500k in the bank why would you need a loan to start a business, If it was an acquisition I could understand it but it looks like Spitfire Capital is a consultancy of some sort.  The accounts don't give too much away but it looks to me at least that the business is losing money year after year.

It's far too easy for Walter Mitty types to commit fraud like this, I'm constantly seeing stories where the "victim" hasn't done any verification/checks before making loans/investments or job offers

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10 hours ago, Arpeggio said:

Schools, Artists and Brexit the trifecta of evil.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 

9 hours ago, “Nasty Piece of work” said:

It is very unlikely he got over 3 years in the slammer for pleading guilty for false accounting, I wonder what the truth is?

agreed there is much more to it hat has been reported 

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