Today, February 4 2023, BBC presents the documentary series following dedicated fraud-fighters pursuing the criminals who steal billions from the public purse every year..
Fraud Squad Today, February 4 2023
|Monday, 29 August 2022||No show from this week|
|Friday, 26 August 2022||Series 3 Episode 3 of 5
A trusted local pharmacist betrays his community by changing their prescriptions to earn himself a staggering £76,000. A gang of corrupt council workers are brought to justice after thieving £1 million of housing benefit in a highly sophisticated inside job, and investigators go after a mum who is stealing her daughter’s disability payments to fund a life of luxury.
|Thursday, 25 August 2022||Series 3 Episode 2 of 5
Investigators hunt down a brazen con woman who has been living the high life, ripping off multiple public bodies to the tune of £1 million. A trusted parish clerk’s true colours are revealed when he is found to have secretly transferred the entire council budget to himself, and a son reaches a new low, exploiting his dead mother to try to steal a council property.
|Wednesday, 24 August 2022||Series 3 Episode 1 of 5
A council worker steals £200,000 of public funds to pay for luxury holidays and a very expensive hobby. A woman who claims she can barely move, to pocket half a million pounds in benefits, is caught out in spectacular style. And the police are called in to investigate a supposedly upstanding volunteer suspected of stealing from the local pre-school.
|Tuesday, 23 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 10 of 10
An NHS accountant takes lucrative jobs at three different hospitals at the same time while also scamming dozens of innocent victims out of tens of thousands of pounds. HMRC busts the country’s biggest counterfeit cigarette factory that could cost the public purse millions in lost tax revenue, and a benefits cheat is caught out cleaning houses when she claimed to be in crippling pain.
|Monday, 22 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 9 of 10
HMRC face the biggest tax fraud investigation in UK history, with over a £100 million of public money on the line. An NHS manager abuses his position, authorising fake invoices for fictional work and pocketing the money, and a newlywed claims she has been jilted, to scam thousands in benefits.
|Friday, 19 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 8 of 10
A fraudster hands out public sector contracts worth over £1 million in return for kickbacks from his cronies, a mum is caught out fraudulently claiming disability benefits for herself and her two sons when they are caught bragging about their gym routine online, and one of the UK’s highest-paid nurses is discovered working a second job while signed off and taking thousands in sick pay from the NHS.
|Thursday, 18 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 7 of 10
Today, £50,000 of public money and charitable donations disappear from a charity set up to help sick children in need of life-changing operations. A callous conman impersonates an NHS worker to fleece an elderly victim over a fake Covid-19 vaccination, and we join the fight against illegal fly-tippers who are costing local councils millions of pounds each year.
|Wednesday, 17 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 6 of 10
A leading Cambridge academic steals nearly £3 million of government grants meant for environmental research, then smuggles bundles of cash out of the country inside empty chocolate boxes. A local council fights back against fraudulent compensation claims that could cripple its budget, and a fraudster abuses the Covid-19 support scheme to line their own pockets with £10,000, stolen from the public purse.
|Tuesday, 16 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 5 of 10
HMRC make the headlines as they track down the tax-dodging millionaire owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell. Callous fraudsters use the Grenfell Tower disaster as an opportunity to steal tens of thousands from a council trying to help residents in desperate need, and a farmer uses the countryside as an illegal dumping ground, costing the public purse thousands of pounds and putting people’s health at risk.
|Monday, 15 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 4 of 10
In this episode, a trusted NHS veteran steals equipment worth over £15,000 and then sells it online. A callous fraudster launches a malicious campaign of hoax 999 calls – costing the cash-strapped police force thousands of pounds and putting people’s lives at risk. And a serial liar makes bogus benefits claims for 19 imaginary children… ten of whom he says are blind!
|Friday, 12 August 2022||No show today|
|Thursday, 11 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 3 of 10
In this episode, a charity treasurer steals £270,000 of taxpayer’s money to fund first-class flights, luxury cruises and exotic holidays for himself and his friends, and a school finance manager abuses the emergency credit card to make hundreds of online purchases. Also, a council tenant rents out his flat while living abroad, earning himself thousands of pounds as the council face a housing crisis.
|Wednesday, 10 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 2 of 10
In this episode, a trusted senior doctor abuses his position to steal nearly £70,000 from the NHS and his colleagues, and a family callously defrauds the benefits system for over a decade, lying about their own disabilities whilst abusing their vulnerable tenants - even stealing a dead man’s benefits. And we join the fight against the careless drivers abusing the Blue Badge system and costing the public purse tens of millions of pounds a year.
|Tuesday, 9 August 2022||Series 4 Episode 1 of 10
Documentary series following the dedicated fraud-fighters pursuing the criminals who steal £40 billion a year from the UK’s public purse.
In this episode, a head teacher and her secretary steal half a million pounds of school funds to pay for lavish shopping sprees, and a disgruntled former health service worker abuses the NHS travel system to book personal flights and hotels worth tens of thousands of pounds. Also, a benefit cheat is caught out on camera, competing with her prized show dogs whilst also claiming cash for severe disabilities.
About Fraud Squad
Documentary series following dedicated fraud-fighters pursuing the criminals who steal billions from the public purse every year.
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.