A fraudster enjoyed hedonistic trips to Thailand where he spent £100,000 of taxpayers’ money on drugs and prostitutes.
Adam Lapworth posted pictures on Facebook showing him enjoying a bath with a naked woman and kissing a woman in a swimming pool during his trips to Asia.
But his holidays were funded entirely by the taxpayer after Lapworth, 32, set up a fake company, ADL Tech UK, and made false VAT repayment claims for four years.
In total, the car salesman stole £265,000.
He has now been jailed for two and a half years.
Adam Lapworth made sure he kept everyone updated on Facebook (Picture: Facebook)
Investigators from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found the fraudster had spent £100,000 on luxury holidays to Thailand.
Lapworth spent £78,000 on online gambling, paid his drug dealer £60,000 and spent £19,000 on rent and gifts, as well as buying online porn and prostitute directories.
Lapworth, of Orton Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, initially said he could not be interviewed as he would be abroad for months, before writing a confession to HMRC.
He pleaded guilty to fraudulent VAT claims and tax credit during a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.
In a Facebook post the day before he was jailed he said: ‘I am facing the biggest challenge tomorrow and the foreseeable future but I promise that I will carry on doing the right things and will see you all again one day in the
‘Your love and support for me will always be remembered and never be forgotten. Take care all and thank you again and see you all soon.’