The owner of a Highland golf club has been jailed over a £154,000 tax fraud.
Jon Wiggett submitted 13 false VAT repayment claims between 2014 and 2017, and tried to back up his fraudulent scheme with dozens of fake invoices for Brahan Golf Club.
The 51-year-old, of Conon Bridge, near Dingwall, created false purchase receipts for a lawn mower, hundreds of bottles of herbicide and sand mixture for his club.
He was snared following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
On Tuesday at Inverness Sheriff Court, the PGA professional was sentenced to 15 months in jail after earlier pleading guilty.
Cheryl Burr, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC, said: “Wiggett stole the equivalent of five police constables’ salaries in Scotland. This was money that should have been funding vital public services.”
STV News is now on WhatsApp
Get all the latest news from around the countryFollow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp
Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country