A CHURCH Crookham tax fraudster has been sent back to jail for failing to repay the £190,555 he stole.

Richard Fuller, 54, of Bowenhurst Road, was jailed for two years and three months after an investigation by HMRC found he never declared earnings from the sales of properties in the Aldershot area to evade capital gains tax.

He was ordered to repay the full amount or face more time in prison, but paid only £1,400. He has now been jailed for a further two years and still owes the money.

Richard Wilkinson, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC, said: “This case proves crime doesn’t pay. Fuller was ordered to pay back the money but didn’t so he’ll be spending Christmas in prison and still owe the money he stole.Our work does not end when fraudsters are jailed. We will always try to recover the proceeds of crime and ensure they are spent on our vital public services.”

Fuller was convicted after a trial of cheating the public revenue and fraud by false representation and sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on August 11, 2017.