Old as the hills
A boss of mine did that but only got away with £300k or so. I think he got caught because he wanted someone to stop him as he kept mentioning the shell company over drinks in ways that never seemed to make any sense. Well enough less sense than could be expected of a Friday afternoon to make a few of us go ''WTF' in our heads so when we heard about said company after he was busted to mention it to each other. Never did find out how he got busted though. Would love to know.