Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Prosecution Service staff guilty of fraud

Two Crown Prosecution Service employees have admitted making more than £1 million worth of bogus claims for taxi fares.

Finance manager Lisa Burrows and officer worker Tahir Mahmood were warned to expect 'inevitable' jail terms after pleading guilty to fraud by abuse of position at Birmingham Crown Court.

Burrows, 41, of Oldbury, West Midlands, and Mahmood, 50, from Hodge Hill, Birmingham, are believed to have used the proceeds of the five-year scam to pay off a mortgage and fund trips to Dubai.

The pair, who will be sentenced in July, showed no obvious sign of emotion as they admitted conning the CPS out of £1,021,475 by producing invoices for a fictitious cab firm purporting to cater for witnesses.

Read the full story from the source Daily Mail

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