A FORMER council officer who is accused of stealing nearly £400,000 of taxpayers' money is to stand trial in the summer.
He is accused of obtaining a money transfer of £75,985 by deception from Chelmsford Borough Council between June 2004 and June 2007 – falsely claiming that valid work had been carried out by Essex Play Council when it had not.
He is further charged with fraud between June 2007 and September 2010 by falsely representing that work to the sum of £156,469 had been carried out on behalf of Chelmsford Borough Council by Essex Play Council when it had not.
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