Coronavirus: 'My name was used to steal a government Covid loan'

28 September 2020 - 02:52 pm UTC

In June this year, Tellings Home Made Furniture Service "borrowed" £50,000 from a government Covid bail-out scheme. There was just one problem. The company isn't real - the loan went to a criminal gang, who will never pay it back. Mark Telling, though, does exist and had no idea a company had been set up in his name. When we told him his personal details had been stolen to set up a bogus company to steal money from the government, he was horrified. "That's crazy, shocking, it's going to worry us to death," he said ...