A council energy chief who allegedly embezzled more than £2million by cashing invoices into his personal account spent the money on expensive cars and luxury holidays, a court heard.
Ross Knowles, a 42-year-old boss at Kent County Council, is alleged to have siphoned off funds meant for big energy companies - which he used to buy a Jaguar car and trips abroad.
The respected 'golden boy' of his sector cashed in invoices for as much as £400,000-a-time into his own personal account, a court was told.
A jury heard that British Gas and NPower were two of the companies he defrauded, before being caught out.
Knowles, of Allington, Maidstone, denies two fraud charges. The trial continues.
My comment: Will wait for the judgement before making a comment.
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