In a case summary for the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA) Newsletter, Charlotte (Lottie) Ritchie explores the facts, procedural history, and final decision in R v Andrewes (Respondent) – [2022] UKSC 24, a case addressing how the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to CV fraud.

In short: Should a defendant be stripped of their full earnings from a job obtained by lying on their CV? In answering the question on appeal, the Supreme Court called for a proportionate remedy that considered the earnings received by the defendant as well as the earnings he would have received but for the deception. The case serves as a cautionary reminder that lying on a CV is a crime, and inflated earnings received as a result may be confiscated.