Ex-Council Worker Jailed For £1m Fraud

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 at 7:26pm

The localgov website reports that an ex-council employee has been found guilty of defrauding Lancashire County Council out of £1m over a five year period.

Stephen Crewdson was in charge of approving supplier invoices and arranged for builders to bill the council for work that never existed.

When HMRC launched an investigation against him in 2011, he then created his own fake business with fake invoices and fraudulent VAT returns to try and disguise his crimes.

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