Fraud employees

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Dear Lewes District Council,

Could you please disclose how many council employees have been suspended over allegations of fraud? How many of those were suspended on full pay?
If you are able to, please provide some detail on the type of fraud commited

Please provide an annual break down from 2017-2021

Yours faithfully,

Gurpreet Kaur

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Dear Mr. Kaur,

 

Information Request:  FOI 15554

 

Thank you for your information request dated 1 March 2022 received in our
office yesterday.

 

Could you please disclose how many employees have been suspended over
allegations of fraud in each year going back to 2017.

 

How many of those were suspended on full pay? 

 

If you can, please provide detail on the type of fraud.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

The council has had only one case in the years going back to 2017 and that
was in 2018,

 

Fraud regarding alleged non-payment of salary.

 

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services and staff work for both councils.

 

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Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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