The CPS has called for an urgent review of its internal anti-fraud controls after two employees admitted making more than £1m worth of bogus claims for taxi fares.
Lisa Joanne Burrows and Tahir Mahmood were charged after an investigation by police acting on a complaint from the CPS. They admitted Fraud by abuse of position and were remanded in custody pending the preparation of pre-sentence reports. The two are thought to have spent the funds on clearing a mortgage and various trips to Dubai. At the time of the last hearing, on 28 February, only £1,400 had been found in accounts connected to Mahmood, who claimed no funds were left from the extensive fraud. The case continues.
By Business Crime Solicitor Stine Dulong.
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