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Crown Prosecution finance staff in £1m fraud

Friday 1st March, 2013

Two Crown Prosecution Staff are facing fraud charges relating to false expense claims for taxi services - totalling approximately £1m.

The Finance Manager of the West Midlands branch and an administrator submitted claims for taxi services for witness although these services were never used so the CPS said in a statement.

Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime for the CPS, said: "I have carefully considered available evidence in relation to Lisa Joanne Burrows, a finance manager, and another member of staff, an administrative officer.

"The charges relate to an allegation that Burrows and the other member of staff, on or before 27 February 2013, conspired together to commit fraud by false representation by submitting to the Crown Prosecution Service false claims for witness care taxi services to the value of at least £1m when no such services had been supplied.

Lisa Burrows was yesterday charged with fraud. The other member of staff has yet to be charged.