Thursday, 11 October 2012

Lewisham Council Housing officer jailed for fraud

A housing officer has been jailed after pleading guilty to fraud over four years which cost two councils more than £150,000.

Adeola Adenuga, 38, worked as a tenancy officer for Lewisham Homes, the arm’s-length management organisation for Lewisham Council. She pleaded guilty to four charges of fraud and obtaining property by deception and was sentenced last week.

When an elderly tenant, named only as Mrs W by the court, died in 2005, Ms Adenuga changed her tenancy agreement for a property in Catford into several other names, including that of her husband Paul Adenuga.

She then sub-let the property, paid the set rent to Lewisham Homes and pocketed the difference each week. Because the rent continued to be paid no alarm bells were triggered at the ALMO.

My comment: Yet another council officer abusing their position for financial gain.

Read the full story from the source Inside Housing

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