West Of Scotland Heavy Haulage Boss Jailed For Fraud

James Campbell, a director of West of Scotland Heavy Haulage Limited out of Cumbernauld, has been jailed for 16 months over a £110,000 fraud that involved police escort contracts.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud for altering paperwork for services provided to the firm by police in Scotland and Wales and overcharged a Spanish company by £110,000 for the transportation of wind turbine parts.

It was also confirmed that James Campbell will now be the subject of confiscation action under proceeds of crime legislation to recover monies fraudulently obtained.

The business was founded in 1946 and had contracts in the renewable, mining, civil engineering and construction sectors before it ceased trading in 2017 with the loss of 21 jobs.  

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