A BOGUS business set up to fraudulently obtain money has been shut down by the Government.
3D Media Ltd, registered to Nobel Square, on the Burnt Mills industrial estate, Basildon, was one of six “phantom” companies closed by the High Court after winding-up orders were presented by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. No-one was based at the listed address of 3D Media Ltd, which sought credit from suppliers to obtain electrical goods worth more than £49,000.
The six companies closed down by the Government were all linked, with all but one business set up by the same person, Jade Evans, who has not been tracked down.
The court heard more than 50 businesses had been formed by Ms Evans as part of a network of companies engaged in “systematic fraud."
Each of the six bogus companies had fictitious directors and were engaged in identity theft, the filing of false accounts, and ordering goods regardless of the price quoted by the supplier.