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Is a wife legally obliged to inform the police that her husband

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is a wife legally obliged to inform the police that her husband is carrying out a criminal act
Hello what criminal act are you referrring to?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
selling stolen goods
Is there any reason you think that they must?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the lady was sent to prison the prosecution case being that she must have known that her husband was selling stolen goods and was therefore was guilty even though there wsn't any evidence that she was involved
Was the allegation that she was benefitting from the stolen property?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
her husband paid £1000 /week into her account for house hold bills they also had several holidays a year they both worked
They are saying that she benefitted from the criminal conduct which is an offence.
Generally speaking, save for limited exceptions, you are under no duty to report any crime at all. What you must not do is participate, incite or assist an offence.
If you are receiving funds of an unlawful original then you are involved in offending although they do have to prove that it was known or suspected by the receiving to be unlawful. £1k a week is on the high side though.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry the sum transferred was £1k a month. She was looking after a family with two children.
That isn't the highest sum then but there are other grounds to suspect.
In truth, where men are involved in serious crime it is fairly rare that their partners do not know or suspect that the money they live upon is tainted.