Saturday, 21 January 2012

Wandsworth Council finance officer jailed for £100k fraud

A Wandsworth Council finance officer has been jailed for two years after plundering more than £100,000 of public funds from the local authority's housing account.

Colin Hadfield, from Caterham, stole £102,380 between May 2009 until July 2011 by abusing his position in the council's housing team.

Hadfield, who pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of postion, deliberately used the details of landlords known to the council, in order to avoid detection, but swapped their bank details for his on the transfer forms.

My comment: Looks like weak fraud protection within Wandsworth Council if you can just copy and paste signatures and change bank account details. 

Read he full story from the source Croydon Guardian

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