Council Worker Jailed For Third Time

Saturday, 24th June 2017 at 3:17pm

As reported on the Boston Standard website, a gambling addict stole over £38,000 from his employers, Lincolnshire County Council, despite already having served two jail terms for theft and tax evasion.

Darren Challis was jailed for 18 months in 2013 after he stole over £47,000 while working as a tax assistant for a Lincoln based firm.

A court was told he again jailed for 12 months in November last year after he admitted fraudulently evading over £19,000 in income tax.

Publicity surrounding this case prompted Lincolnshire County Council to investigate his employment with Mouchel and Serco – a council subcontractor – where he worked in a financial role assessing contributions by clients to their social care.

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